EXHORTATIONS TO RELY ON CHRIST COMPLETELY

PROVERBS 3:5-6

  1. YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE RELYING ON CHRIST COMPLETELY WHEN YOU POSSESS A CONFIDENCE THAT IS WHOLE HEARTED (3:5)
    1. The Exhortation Contains A Posture That We Are Supposed To Have Toward God (3:5a)
      1. A Confidence That Is So Secure That It Virtually Is Unconcerned About Circumstances
      2. It Depicts One Lying Face Down With No Concern To Protect Your Back
      3. A Divided Heart Comes Whenever We Begin To Debate & Consider The Alternatives To God
    2. The Prohibition Is To Avoid Supporting Ourselves By Our Own Discernment (3:5b)
      1. The Entire Bible Is Full Of Illustrations Of People Who Have Done That To Their Own Hurt Or Even Destruction
      2. We Are To “Cease From Man”
  2. YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE RELYING ON CHRIST COMPLETELY WHEN IT IS YOUR DESIRE TO HAVE A KNOWLEDGE OF HIM REGARDING YOUR EVERY STEP (3:6)
    1. It Is More Important To Understand God’s Character Than The Supposed Pros & Cons Of A Decision From The Human Perspective (3:6a)
    2. God Has Promised To Make Straight Our Path By Leveling The Way Before Us (3:6b)