The topic of these verses is God’s ultimate control over human activity.
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1-9 NKJV
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. Vs 2
Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. Vs 3
The Lord has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. Vs 4
Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. Vs 5
In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity, And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. Vs 6
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even His enemies to be at peace with him. Vs 7
Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. Vs 8
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Vs 9
The bible tells us wisdom calls out in the streets. She does not do so on her own. She speaks for the God who created her. The Lord of wisdom is making her available to us!
Wisdom has nothing to do with education or intellect. Some of the wisest people are fools whose eyes were opened by God. Wisdom is available to people who search the scriptures and apply it to their lives. Wisdom is a gift of God. It is also a choice!
One of my beloved began a journey into the abyss years ago. I tried to intervene time and time again. I finally realized only God could bring him back. He repented and came home.
My mind drifted off into considering what I would do if he walked back into sin. Wisdom whispered in my ear. I realized the real question is; what will I do if he does not go back into sin but chooses righteousness? He returned to the Lord.
God is sovereign over the affairs of men. We still have the freedom of choice!
He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. Vs 20
Search the scriptures. Trust the Lord. Seek wisdom and follow her way. God will order your steps into a future of unbridled joy. There is a way that seems right to man. Do not follow the multitude into sinful living. Wise men and women seek Jesus. Seek Him 2019!
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