G P S
God’s perfect system
Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.” (NKJV)
Most of our vehicles and smart phones today have a GPS tracking system installed from the factory. This GPS can assist both with navigation, directions and tracking by a chip that has been installed. We can enter the address of the destination that we want to go to, and these systems in our vehicles and phones, assist the user with getting to their destination.
This system has a voice that verbally gives the listener directions on how to get where they want to go. The listener places their trust in this voice for correct directions to get to their destination.
The Holy Spirit is “God’s GPS.” Just as a person listens to the natural voice in the GPS for directions, they should also trust and listen to the supernatural voice of the Holy Spirit for spiritual guidance.
Proverbs 3 verses 5,6.7 and 8 gives a description of how God’s GPS works in the lives of believers.
Proverbs 3:5 and 6 give instruction and advice to the reader.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Many times a believer can make the mistake of “leaning on their own understanding” without trusting God to lead and guide them. When we acknowledge God in the lifestyle that we live, we are exhibiting both trust and faith that He will direct our paths.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a Lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (NKJV)
Proverbs 3:7 gives both caution and a warning.
7 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.“
The caution is no matter how good it may look, we should not be “wise in our own eyes” but see things as God would have us to see them. The warning means to reverence God with a healthy “fear of the Lord” that assist us with “departing from evil”.
Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Proverbs 3:8 tells us that we will be “in good health” and have the “strength” that is needed to continue on the path as God directs us.
8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”
God, thank you for the Holy Spirit that leads and guides your people with your perfect GPS. I pray that your people continue to trust in You, leaning not on their own understanding, and continue acknowledging you in everything that is done, in Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev