Proverbs 3 Devotional Commentary

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Proverbs 3:5

Trusting God in all things is a foundational precept.. for faith in the Word of God is His will for each of our lives. Trusting God unreservedly is the centre and circumference of all wisdom because He is the beginning and the end of all knowledge. It is marrow to the bones, honey to the taste, the wellspring of light, life, love, and hope. Having faith in God is the fountain-head of all that is good – and it pleases our heavenly Father, for without faith it is read more...

Proverbs 3:6

Some years ago, I discovered a truth that removed forever any concerns I had about God's will for my life, which path to take, which direction to follow, which decision to choose. Some years ago, I discovered a principle that I have proved to be true on many occasions. It all comes back to acknowledging Him in everything - trusting Him in every eventuality of life.

When the eyes of our heart are focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, read more...

Proverbs 3:11

The Word of God is a library of wisdom and encouragement that we would do well to heed. One such pearl of sound advice is that chastening is an important way that God deals with His children, for the chastening rod of God develops in us a spiritual maturity and a godly character.

The chastening of the Lord should never be compared with a judge passing sentence on a criminal, but rather as a loving father disciplining his beloved read more...

Proverbs 3:12

Every good parent corrects and trains their children because they love them and want the very best for them. They want to see their children living good and wise lives - and discipline and correction is a necessary part of growing into maturity. 

It takes effort on the part of the parent to ensure that discipline is never imparted in anger or from a hasty reaction, but given as a consistent, loving, firm, but fair consequence to read more...