Acknowledging

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways
Acknowledge Him
And He shall direct your paths
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust – A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge; figuratively to trust, be confident or sure:—be bold, confident, secure, sure, put confidence, to hope.

Lord – the self-existent, eternal One

All – properly the whole – nothing left out!

Heart – the heart; the feelings, the will and the intellect; the centre of anything

Lean – to support one’s self; to lie, rely, rest (on, self), stay.

Understanding – knowledge, meaning, wisdom.

Ways – figuratively a course of life or mode of action

Acknowledge – A primitive root; to know; to properly to ascertain by seeing; used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially, including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc, comprehend, consider, discern, discover, perceive, privy to, , have respect, skilful, shew, understand.

Direct – A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively to make right, pleasant, prosperous:—direct, fit, seem good, please, well, be esteem, go right, bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright.

Paths – a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); manner.

When you are in a formal gathering or a dinner function, the Guests of Honour are always acknowledged by name.

When you have completed a drama, a book, an important task, you would acknowledge those who have played a part in helping you.

Acknowledging someone is crediting someone as having played an important role during the process, the journey, the event.

We are encouraged to

acknowledge GOD

in ALL our ways.

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