I love the book of Proverbs. I could pick out one of many reasons to share, but they all revolve around either the practicality of wisdom that is shared or the direction of the wisdom (father to son). Whatever the reason you read the book, we all walk away from time there with nuggets of wisdom that are impactful when we take the time to meditate over them. Many of us can quote Proverbs 3:5-6 from memory, and for good reason, it is a powerful verse. But I also love Proverbs because it never pulls its punches. Take a second to reread Proverbs 3:7-8.
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. Be not wise in your own eyes; It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones
As if the reminder to trust in the Lord wasn’t enough, Solomon reminds us of the opposite, don’t trust in your own wisdom. And that is saying something given how wise Solomon was. He knew what it looked like to trust in himself and the life he lived in that. He also knew the healing and refreshment that came from leaning on God and not on ourselves. My prayer for you today is that you see the peace and healing that comes with humility. The true joy that happens when we daily trust Christ with all that we are.