Trading up

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day five)  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”  (Proverbs 3:5)  It was a terrifying, disorienting, liberating moment–the day I realized that what I felt and thought was not necessarily true.  I could not trust me!  I knew Proverbs 3, but I had never considered why I was to distrust my own understanding–because it was wrong!  Isaiah observed this mistake being made.  In vs 15, God lays out His plan for salvation but the people would “have none of it”.  Hearing the wisdom of God, they decided it was a foolish, unworkable plan and trusted themselves.  Talk about trading down!  Hmmmm, where have I seen this before?  It is the path of spiritual growth for all of us–learning to distrust ourselves and to deliberately trust the One who knows the way.  “The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”  (Romans 8:6)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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