Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

Proverbs 3

1 My son, do not forget my law,
a But let your heart keep my commands;
2 For length of days and long life
And b peace they will add to you.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
c Bind them around your neck,
d Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 e And so find favor and 1 high esteem
In the sight of God and man.

5 f Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
g And lean not on your own understanding;
6 h In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall 2 direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own i eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your 3 flesh,
And j strength 4 to your bones.

9 k Honor the LORD with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
10 l So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.

11 m My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor detest His correction;
12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects,
n Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:1
    Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 119:165
    Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.
    Proverbs 4:10
    Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 13:9
    It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD's law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.
    Deuteronomy 6:8
    You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
    Proverbs 6:21
    Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck.
  4. 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 the point of a diamond it is engraved On the tablet of their heart, And on the horns of your altars.
    2 Corinthians 3:3
    Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
  5. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:26
    And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in favor both with the LORD and men.
    Luke 2:52
    And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
    Romans 14:18
    For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 37:3
    Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
    Psalms 37:5
    Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
    Proverbs 22:19
    So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 23:4
    Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!
    Jeremiah 9:23
    Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches.
    Jeremiah 9:24
    But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 28:9
    As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.
    Proverbs 16:3
    Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
    Philippians 4:6
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 12:16
    Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
  10. Cross References
    Job 21:24
    His pails are full of milk, And the marrow of his bones is moist.
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 22:29
    You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe produce and your juices. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.
    Deuteronomy 26:2
    That you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide.
    Malachi 3:10
    Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:8
    The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
  13. Cross References
    Job 5:17
    Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
    Psalms 94:12
    Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law.
    Hebrews 12:5
    And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him.
    Hebrews 12:6
    For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.
    Revelation 3:19
    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:5
    You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
    Proverbs 13:24
    He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
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