Proverbs 3:5-8 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
I once heard another preacher say, “To have an original thought is simply to forget where you first heard it.” He was talking about ideas used in the preaching of a sermon no doubt. However, the same seems to apply to everyone. Somehow, we forget where, and how we learned some things. Most of us don’t remember learning to drink from a glass. We do it every single day, but don’t remember learning this lesson in life. That’s partially because of our age at the time of learning it.
Still, it seems that over time, there are many things we forget, which we should have learned.
Animals have what we call instincts. They are natural tendencies to do certain things. Those instincts did not just happen, God placed them there. Humans also have natural instincts. It’s human instinct to want to be loved. God placed that there, so you would want Him to love you. When we do receive real unquestioned love, it’s our nature to love back. God also placed that there, so when he loved you, you would love Him in return. Not everything we know in this life did we learn from mankind. “Be not wise in thine own eyes.” Its God’s gentle way of reminding us, “Don’t think you’re so smart.” Our faith in God, and trust in Him, will add days and years to our life. In fact, it adds Eternity.
Some people do not know God because they feel they have never experienced the true love of God. Let’s show the love of God to everyone we meet. Once God loves them through us, they can love Him too.
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