Proverbs: Living Wisely – Trusting Him


Proverbs 30:5–6; Psalm 18:25–32; Isaiah 40:25–31; 2 Timothy 3:16–17

The word of man should be trusted with hesitancy, but the Word of God is perfect. It can withstand the test of time, pressure and scrutiny. Solomon’s father, David, wrote a similar statement in Psalm 18:30. Isaiah 40 shows God as being too far out of our league to be able to compare to, yet He still comes to our aid.

1. How are God and His words a shield to those who trust them?
2. According to David in Psalm 18, how does God show Himself?
3. What does 2 Timothy say Scripture is good for? Verse 17 explains why. What is it?

God is faithful. He possesses the power to do whatever He wishes, and is incapable of sin. With that combination, how could we not put our trust and faith in what He has to say! So often we place our trust in temporary things and people, and they will all inevitably fail us. But God is constant (Psalm 46:1), faithful (Hebrews 13:8) and worthy (Revelation 4:11). The question is: Do you believe that? Is your faith and trust just “head knowledge” or a daily practice of giving things up to Him and serving Him?

1. What does it mean to put your faith and trust in God and His Word? 2. Why is that difficult to do?
3. How can you change it?

Pray that God would give you a joy and desire for His perfect Word.

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
—Proverbs 30:5