Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Lord, Did I hear you say in this verse this morning that someone can make all the plans they like, but you God, gets the last word.” Your purpose always prevails. Most of our plans don’t stand. They are like the grass so beautiful and green, soon to be brown. But when you God determine to do something, it’s gonna happen. You can write it down and take it to the bank. God, you always gets the last word.
This reminded me of a verse I will read tomorrow: Proverbs 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
The word translated “man’s” in the first phrase comes from the Hebrew word gibor, which refers to a mighty warrior, a ruler, or a potentate. Solomon means to say that even the steps of a mighty man are ordained by God. The word “anyone” in the second phrase comes from the Hebrew word adam, which is the generic word for mankind. The meaning is, “If God directs the steps of the mighty, how then can an ordinary man understand his own way?” The answer is, he can’t! That’s the whole point of the verse. We’re like a man stumbling around in the darkness, bumping into things, tripping over ourselves, trying to find our way forward. We can’t say for sure where we’ve come from, where we are right now, or where we’re going to be tomorrow. Only God can see the big picture of life.
Lord, Direct my steps today!