Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

Proverbs 3

1 y My son, do not forget my teaching,
z but let your heart keep my commandments,
2 for a length of days and years of life
and b peace they will add to you.

3 Let not c steadfast love and d faithfulness forsake you;
e bind them around your neck;
f write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will g find favor and h good success 1
in the sight of God and man.

5 i Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and j do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways k acknowledge him,
and he l will make straight your paths.
7 m Be not wise in your own eyes;
n fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be o healing to your flesh 2
and p refreshment 3 to your bones.

9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with q the firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your r barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.

11 s My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
as t a father the son in whom he delights.

  1. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:8
    Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:1
    The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.
    Deuteronomy 30:16
    If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
    Deuteronomy 30:20
    Loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:16
    Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
    Proverbs 4:10
    Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.
    Proverbs 9:11
    For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.
    Proverbs 10:27
    The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
    Psalms 91:16
    With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:33
    But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.
    Psalms 119:165
    Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 85:10
    Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 20:28
    Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.
    Isaiah 59:14
    Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:9
    For they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
    Proverbs 6:21
    Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.
    Proverbs 7:3
    Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
  8. Cross References
    Proverbs 7:3
    Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
    Jeremiah 17:1
    The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars.
    2 Corinthians 3:3
    And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
  9. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:26
    Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man.
    Luke 2:52
    And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
    Romans 14:18
    Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 111:10
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 37:3
    Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
    Psalms 37:5
    Commit your way to the Lord ; trust in him, and he will act.
  12. Cross References
    Jeremiah 9:23
    Thus says the Lord : "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches.
  13. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 28:9
    And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 73:24
    You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 12:16
    Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
    Proverbs 12:15
    The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
  16. Cross References
    Job 1:1
    There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.
    Job 28:28
    And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'
  17. Cross References
    Proverbs 4:22
    For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
  18. Cross References
    Job 21:24
    His pails full of milk and the marrow of his bones moist.
  19. Cross References
    Exodus 23:19
    The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
    Exodus 34:26
    The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
    Deuteronomy 26:2
    You shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the Lord your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there.
  20. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:8
    The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
  21. Cross References
    Hebrews 12:5 - 6
    And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
    Job 5:17
    Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
  22. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:5
    Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.
    1 Corinthians 11:32
    But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.
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