Walking by Faith
Proverbs 3:5–8 After enjoining God’s covenant people to pursue compassion and faithfulness, which ensure success with God and human beings, the writer addresses faith. He directs his hearers not to depend on their own wisdom but to trust the Lord fully (v. 5). Their wholehearted reliance on God will display itself in deference to him in all areas of life and will enable his people to advance in righteousness (v. 6). Rejecting conceit and self-promotion, they must reverence the Lord and shun sin, for doing so will revitalize them physically and spiritually (vv. 7–8).
Theology for Life—To walk by faith today means the same thing as it did in Proverbs: to live with a firm confidence in God while subordinating our wisdom to his