Plans…

Plans…

We are halfway through the book of Proverbs.  I hope you are enjoying walking through this book with me.  I have always wanted to read a Proverb each day for an entire year and this blog is helping me with that goal…so “Thank You”.  The first three verses of chapter 16 have a common theme, the idea of a “way” or a “plan”.  Let’s read them now:

The preparations of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the spirits.  Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.

I am especially interested in verse 2.  Isn’t it true that most of the plans that we have seem like the right plans to us?  We rarely plan something out that we hope will fail.  Even our motives seem pure to us when we begin but if we are honest we have fairly large “blind spots” in our lives that keep us from seeing the true motivation behind some of our actions.

For example, do we serve because we like the fact that others know and see that we are serving or would we serve if no one else ever found out?  Are the relationships that we have on the “up and up” in all areas or are we prone to have a few shady relationships that we can justify on our own.  We can deceive ourselves but we cannot deceive God.

This proverb is just one of the many reasons why a consistent, daily time in God’s word is so important.  When we are in communication with God, He will reveal the darker side of our plans…He will prick our conscience to reveal that our motives are not really pure.  Don’t trust yourself to always know what your plans and motives are, bring God into the process…you will not be disappointed!

In wisdom,
Eric

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  • cfergus@yahoo.com

    Yes, Pastor Eric we are enjoying your posts. I can see that your comments are Holy Spirit inspired. Thank-you.

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