Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.


Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

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Trust in The Lord

It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It’s the only way a friendship will endure. It’s the only way a marriage will work out. It’s the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It’s all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That’s the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.


Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding


Welcome to Impact Next Creating Communal Legacy for Generations! (Building an Impact) Cahokia Campus

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.2 CORINTHIANS  9:6-8”

We are excited to be in a season of growth and expansion! Our first 4 years have been an amazing journey! We are grateful that God chose us to serve His mission within the body of Christ! Our Congregational Motto; “Impacting the World by Imprinting God’s Image” is drawn from our Mission and Vision at ICSTL, and is at the core of our foundational purpose in which Christ has called the Church! With so much going on in recent times, from a pandemic to life’s everyday pressures, we believe God has still positioned us to great things for His kingdom. Our faith in Christ and our commitment to His work, reminds us that He is not done with us yet! Hence, our efforts to continue to spread the good news of Christ with our expansion to Cahokia, IL. I want to personally invite you to partner with our vision of building an impact by creating communal legacy for generations and beyond! I’m elated by your willingness to commit, and pray the Lord blesses you in extreme ways for your sacrificial efforts!

Your Friend and Fan,

Pastor Ron