Heart Smart

Prov. 3:5-6 – “Heart Smart”
Sun. July 23rd 2017 – Pastor Stephan
Sermon Outline
I. Heart Smart People Rely Completely on the Providence and the Promises of God.
II. Heart Smart People Refuse to be Self-Reliant or Rely on Self Understanding.
III. People with Wise Hearts Turn to God at Every Turn, Submit to Him and Seek Him.
IV. The Lord Promises to Guide the Path of those who Trust and Follow Him Completely.
Questions for Study and Reflection
1. What is the difference between believing something or someone and trusting in something or someone? Recall a time when you had to put your trust in someone or something. What was it? How did things turn out?
2. Read Prov. 3:5-6. What are the four individual parts of these two verses? Which are conditions and what is the promise?
3. Read points I to IV above. Do you agree with each? Why or why not? Can you give an example of each? Can you give an example of when it did not happen?
4. Why is it so difficult to trust God with all things at all times? What prevents us from doing this? Why is it so easy to default to our own understanding? What needs to happen to change this?
5. Reflect on Prov. 3:5-6. Ask the Lord to show you areas of your life where He has your complete trust as well as areas where your trust is a bit lacking. How do you go about “shoring up” those areas of your life that need some assistance? Pray about it this week and perhaps seek out some wise Christian counsel.

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