Proverbs- Stepping Stones On The Path To Christlike Living Today. The Key To Happiness. (By Timothy Baugh.) March 16, 2019.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; (Have a steadfast faith and complete confidence in God with wholehearted devotion) and lean not unto thine own understanding. (and don’t rely on how well you think you know yourself.) In all thy ways acknowledge him, (Under every circumstance, in all situations put him first) and he will direct thy paths. (and he shall show you the way.) Be not wise in thine own eyes: (Don’t think you know what is best for you) fear the LORD, (respect and honor God) and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, (It shall be as a medicine to cure you from your appetites) and marrow (a watering or moistening of the life of your soul) to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8. (with my own insights added.)    Understanding ourselves with all our attachments and weaknesses is thy real key to happiness in life. The holy and wise men of ages past said: “To thy own self be true.” This means to discover or realize what you truly are. It begins with a deep, honest estimate of our  human makeup; of that which constitutes our Life’s love. This is our central passion and directs all of our thoughts and actions. When with a clean and humble spirit we have a steadfast faith and complete faith in God; then with heart purity (wholehearted devotion) we shall as Jesus said “see God.” Firstly, we must in, and under every circumstance, in all situations put God’s way before our own ways. Only when we are able to say: “Not my will, but thine be done” shall we find true life open up for us as we surrender fully to his Divine Providence. Let us rest in the goodness of God despite all appearances! He will make a way! 

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