Josh and Becca have just got engaged. Pictures and 151 messages of congratulations on Facebook confirm it!

Alongside the announcement of their engagement Becca quotes Solomon’s ancient wisdom:

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’

Trust in the Lord with all your heart…

Solomon’s faith in his god was not a part-time hobby but a whole life commitment. For those with faith in such a god, trusting god starts with the heart – not half-heartedly but whole-heartedly.

For Josh and Becca, at a time when matters of the heart are closest to them, they also have a whole-hearted trust in God.

…do not lean on your own understanding…

Wise, intelligent Solomon says that we shouldn’t rely only on what our minds can comprehend. Many will only believe those spiritual matters that they can understand…

Josh and Becca, as students, are trained to think, learn and understand. They are intelligent, independent thinkers. Yet they are learning from others – and from their God.

In all your ways acknowledge him…

Solomon’s trust commitment affected every area of his life – his values, his priorities and the direction his life should take. Those with whole-hearted faith include God in everything.

Josh and Becca have big decisions to make. Together they will plan their future. If they are to retain their whole-hearted faith, all of those big decisions will include God.

…he will make your paths straight.

From big principles Solomon looks at ordinary daily living; his god promises to keep him on track. Faith trusts god for today’s straight path …

Josh and Becca’s big, exciting, unknown, hope-full future starts with the ordinariness, the details of today. Their faith says that God promises to be involved in that too.

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