Proverbs 3: 5-7
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.” – Proverb 3: 5-7
There are several moments when reading the word of GOD in the Bible that we have questions that arise. One of those questions is the question that Moses, Job, Solomon, David, and several others ask. Sometimes we do not understand the meaning or purpose or ideas behind an event or events yet we learn that GOD is able to provide us with answers through the faith.
Moses did not feel ready to lead and was chosen to lead and when the people grumbled and questioned his authority, GOD described that GOD is merciful with whom He wishes to be merciful with. He continued faithfully doing what GOD wanted Moses to do. When Moses was not allowed to enter the land, he did not enter.
Job did not understand why so much evil was happening in his time and yet trusted in the LORD. Job was mocked and even touted as a liar for the things that happened to him. While Job stated that he did no evil, his friends did not believe him. GOD’s response to Job’s questioning is to ask Job a series of questions to place reality in perspective. Even when Job had done no wrong, GOD explains to him that GOD is able to do as He does because He is GOD. GOD sees every intricate detail of our lives and how it affects everything around us. He knows the reasoning for every detail of information from the roaring of the waves of the seas to the making of day and night and day.
Solomon understand that while even even the wisest of the wise, no one can understand GOD’s mind. He reminds us simply to trust in the LORD with all our heart and not place our understanding above His. We cannot use our limited vision to guide us to the truths and events that GOD has ordained. GOD wants us to use our spiritual vision in faith in order to understand the truths and events that GOD has ordained. This is difficult because it requires following the commandments and repenting and believing with all our heart, mind, and soul the promises of GOD.
David was an individual that probably did not understand why he was being stalked and followed by the men of Saul even when he was working for the best of the kingdom. Even through it all, we see that David trusts GOD to keep him safe even when he was in Ziklag and other regions. Even through it all, David praises the LORD, sings to the LORD, and loves the LORD. He decides to place his trust in the LORD with all his heart, mind, and soul despite not understanding. This faith allows him to live, thrive, and prosper into old age.
There are questions that exist that may lead us to understand with a human perspective when a greater perspective is required.