Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.
The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Observation: (Message translation)
– It pays to take life seriously; things work out when you trust in God.
– A grasping person stirs up trouble, but trust in God brings a sense of well-being.
– The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
Above all else trust in the Lord. He will not lead you astray. We get into trouble when we start relying on our own humanness and forget about God. The Lord is mighty and powerful and is in control always. Surrender to him and he will never let you down. Let Him direct your paths. Be patient he knows what is best. We may not understand his will but we can still rely on him and his timing! I love Proverbs 3:5-6 which teaches us to Trust in the Lord!
Lord, forgive me for taking things into my own hands and forgetting to rely solely on you. Thank you for being my refuge and strength. Help me to always look to you and trust you first. Amen