Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
– Proverbs 3:6

Acknowledge means to know or be aware of but also has a relational aspect to it that conveys fellowship. We are to acknowledge the Lord from verse 5 and do so in all of our ways. If we are to have fellowship with God in all our ways, then we must be walking in wisdom and not leaning on our own understanding. We must be in agreement with him in our ways. When we do this, he directs our paths. To direct is to make plain and the intention is that the Lord will make plain the way we should go. When we trust in the Lord, lean not on our own understanding, and acknowledge him in all our ways, then he makes the way plain before us. Making straight, or making plain, the way is contrasted with the crooked and perverse ways of the wicked also presented in Proverbs.

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