In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. (Prov. 3:6-7)
The New Testament counterpart to this scripture is Second Corinthians 10:4 and 5:
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of [Satan's] strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Cor. 10:4-5)
Verse four says "weapons," plural. What are some of these weapons?
Verse five lists one of them as casting down imaginations or reasonings. We are told to cast down imaginations or reasonings that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God.
If you want to walk by faith, the Word of God must be superior to natural human knowledge, whether that knowledge is yours, mine, or someone else's. Remember, Proverbs 3:7 says, "Be not wise in thine own eyes...."
One translation says, "Be not wise with thine own conceit." This is talking about your own natural human thinking or reasoning.
You see, if the Word is to work for you, it must be to you as superior to all human reasonings, because human knowledge-sense knowledge-is always limited. The mind learns through the physical senses; it's trained that way.
Therefore, no one has perfect human knowledge. But the Word of God is perfect. If you're going to walk by faith, you're going to have to settle on the integrity of the Word of God.
Confession: I cast down everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Instead of following my own natural human reasonings, I follow the Word of God. And I continue to walk on in faith.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )