Proverbs 3:5–6 (NIV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
- Let’s start at the end. What does it mean that our paths will be straight?
- Does this mean we can expect problem-free living? Can we expect more problems or fewer problems as we trust in the Lord?
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Is that an emotional thing? What does it mean to trust in the Lord with all your heart?
- “The original term here in Proverbs 3:5 is batucha, which literally means to “trust in, feel safe, be confident, careless.” Careless—care-less, as in carefree. The TWOT goes on to explain that this word expresses the sense of well-being and security that results from having something or someone in whom to place confidence.” Is Christian living care-free living?
- What is the difference between believing in God and trusting in God?
- When have you found it difficult to trust in the Lord?
- What part of your life are you trusting God for these days?
- Lean not on your own understanding. What place does our own thinking have?
- Is following God logical? Does it usually follow common sense?
- Submit to him. Is that easy or hard?
- What do we learn about God from this passage?
- If we come to believe—really believe—that God is a straight-path-creating God… Does that make it easier to submit to him?
- Let’s pray that God would help us to trust. We do believe; help our unbelief.
 Morgan, Robert J. 2012. All to Jesus. Nashville, TN: B&H Books.