Eyes That Do Not See

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART
AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING;
IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM,
AND HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATHS STRAIGHT”
(Proverbs 3:5-6).

There are ways that seem right to us, but they are wrong. There are beliefs that seem true to us, but they are false. There are paths that seem straight to us, but they are crooked. Why? We have an understanding, but it does not understand. We have eyes, but they do not see. We have ears, but they do not hear…because we have wandered from the Truth.

BRETHREN, IF ANYONE AMONG YOU WANDERS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SOMEONE TURNS HIM BACK, LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHO TURNS A SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY WILL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS
(James 5:19-20).

I bless you to turn back to the Truth:
Submit every argument in your mind to God, EVEN THE ARGUMENTS THAT SEEM TRUE AND VALID.

Surrender all the paths you are on, to God’s Wisdom, EVEN THE PATHS THAT SEEM RELIABLE AND STRAIGHT.

Trust God with all your heart and stop leaning on your own judgments, EVEN THE JUDGMENTS THAT SEEM PURE AND JUST.

Acknowledge God in ALL your ways, EVEN THE WAYS THAT SEEM RIGHT AND CONFIRMED.

Then, He will make your paths straight.

‘LET NOT THE WISE MAN GLORY IN HIS WISDOM
LET NOT THE MIGHTY MAN GLORY IN HIS MIGHT,
NOR LET THE RICH MAN GLORY IN HIS RICHES;
BUT LET HIM WHO GLORIES GLORY IN THIS,
THAT HE UNDERSTANDS AND KNOWS ME,
THAT I AM THE LORD, EXERCISING LOVINGKINDNESS,
JUDGMENT, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE EARTH
FOR IN THESE I DELIGHT,’ SAYS THE LORD
(Jeremiah 9:23-24).

In what or whom do you glory, as you go about your daily chores? Whom do you trust, moment-by-moment? On what do you lean and on whom do you rely, every day of your life?

PRAYER: Lord God, I long to know You and understand You; therefore, I turn to You. Show me the Truth. Show me the Way. Show me the Path on which I should go.

Maintain an Awareness

We did not realize it at the time, but during our childhood we made the most deterministic decisions of our lives.

The Two Counsels

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