Knowing and Doing God's Will in My Life

Proverbs 3:1-8

1 My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands;
2 For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
4 And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
5 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.


Chuck Swindoll, in his book,The Mystery of God's will, writes that one of the most profound subjects n the Christian life is the will of God. When we deeply study the Bible, we realize that God wants us to know His will more than we want to and that He takes personal responsibility to see the we discover it. And never is this truer than at a time when a young person finishes school and thinks of the next step ahead. Our text, on of the most often-quoted verses in Bible, presents some truths that might help us in knowing and doing God's will in our lives.

  I. Trusting ___________________ (v.5)
 II. Total ______________________ (v.6a)
III. Thrilling ____________________ (v.6b)