Kelly: I Don’t Know What To Do

Published 8:26 am Monday, December 18, 2023

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By Dean Kelly

Minister, Highland Home Church of Christ

Have you ever felt like you were on a raft with no motor, paddles, or rudder? Have you ever felt lost and not sure where to go in your life? The wise man, Solomon, gave strong inspired advice to us..

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“My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:1-8).

If you break that down, Solomon says that his advice will give spiritual health and strength to us. He first speaks of keeping his command from the heart. This provides an opportunity for a long and peaceful life. 

He emphasizes the need of holding on to mercy and truth in your heart. Through that, he says, we can find favor both with God and man. Remember that is two of the ways the young Jesus grew in Luke 2:52.

Ultimately, he tells us to trust God, and not our own understanding. If we acknowledge Him, He will direct our paths. We must not think we are wiser than we are, respect God, and leave evil behind.

Today, we can have this relationship and these promises kept if we will come to the cross of Jesus in obedient faith. Wonderful promises, but great responsibility and submission required.