Focal passage: Proverbs 3:1-12
Spending so much time at home in the age of social distancing has bred some creativity in our family. Much to my wife’s terror, my kids and I have taken to playing a game that can be summarized as “Tag, but with your eyes closed.” It’s quite unsettling to be moving about in the relative safety of your backyard without being able to see anything. Every step feels like a life or death decision.
It’s all fun and games in a fenced-in backyard, but the real world is far scarier. Mercifully, we haven’t been left in the dark. Our God speaks and provides direction for His children.
Perhaps to keep our insurance premiums affordable, my wife has taken to watching the kids and I play our game and strategically calls out warnings and directions. Our heavenly Father similarly provides the direction we desperately need.
Proverbs calls us to trust Him with the direction of our lives. We’re to remember His teachings and take them to heart, trusting that fullness of life is only found in Him. We’re called to honor Him with our finances, trusting that He will provide. We’re called to embrace His discipline and instruction, trusting that He is shaping us for our good. At times, it may feel counterintuitive to trust and obey Him when the world around us is moving in a different direction. Yet, the call, “do not rely on your own understanding,” remains firm. Our reward for trusting Him and rejecting our own “wisdom” is great, however. The loving embrace of our Father and His eternal provision await us!