Posts Tagged ‘Proverbs 14:12’

Prove what is Right in the Eyes of the LORD!

January 5, 2019

Judges 17:6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right[03477] in his own eyes.
Proverbs 14:12There is a way that seems right[03477] to a person, but its end is the way to death.
Doing what is right in your own eyes seems to end in death
=> the wrong path

Ephesians 5:9-10 for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth– 10 proving[1381] what is acceptable to the Lord.
Don’t rely on your own understanding
Don’t be wise in your own eyes
Prove/test what is acceptable/pleasing in the Lord’s eyes
Study/be diligent in rightly dividing the Word of Truth
2Tim 2:15
Trust and acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and
He will make your paths straight/right!
Pro 3:5-7

Philippians 1:9-11And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment/insight, 10 that you may approve[1381] the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere[1506] and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Word Study
From NetBible Jdg 17:6 & Pro 14:12

From NetBible Eph 5:10

From NetBible 2Tim 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved[1384] to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  • be diligent/study[4704] = make every effort with all diligence
  • approved[1384] = shown to be genuine, not counterfeit
  • workman[2040] = teacher, laborer (for God)
  • rightly dividing[3718] = to cut straight, to proceed on a straight path, to make smooth and straight, to teach correctly

From NetBible Pro 3:5-7
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight[03474]. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

  • straight[03474] = right, smooth, pleasing

From NetBible Phil 1:10

  • proving[1381]= test, examine, discern approve
    *from [1384]
  • sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
  • *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

Pure Sincere Hearts{prayer}


Transformed – Directed – Blessed

May 30, 2016

Psalm 1:1-2 NKJV … Blessed is the one who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful{scoffers}; 2 But his delight is in the law{commands} of the Lord, and in His law{commands} he meditates day and night.

There is a way that seems right –Pro 14:12
The wisdom of this world
Right in its own eyes –Pro 12:15
But it’s foolishness in God’s eyes.1Co 3:19

Do not be conformed to this world
Instead yield to the Spirit of the Lord –Rom 6:16
And be transformedRom 12:2
Trust wholeheartedly in the Lord
Lean not on your own understandingPro 3:5
Nor be wise in your own eyes
Fear the LORD and turn away from evilPro 3:7
Acknowledge Him in all your ways
And He will direct your pathsPro 3:6
Walk in His ways and be pleasing in His sight!

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When we walk with the Lord, we’ll be out of step with the world.

Psalm 128:1 NKJV … Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways.

Hebrews 13:20-21 NKJV … Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.


When we walk with the Lord-We’ll be out of step with the world=>Do NOT conform-Let God TRANSFORM!“Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.” ― A.W. Tozer

If we live by the Spirit&Keep in step-We’ll be out of step with the world!

#ScripturePrayer Jesus-Help me to keep in step-Be transformed&Live by Ur Spirit alone!

Many Plans

August 29, 2015

Proverbs 19:21 AMP
Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.

The heart can hold many plans that seem right
But only one plan – the Lord’s plan
=> Stands and brings life.
Jer 29:11-13

Woe to the rebellious children
Who take counsel and carry out a plan
Without consulting the Lord
=> This leads to death.


Commit whatever you do to the Lord, gaining His approval
=> then your plans will succeed and lead to Life!

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U can make many plans-But write them in pencil & give God the eraser! -Pr 19:21

Proverbs 16:25, 14:12 AMP
There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.

From NetBible Prov 14:12

  • The individual can rationalize all he wants, but the result is still the same. The proverb warns that any evil activity can take any number of ways (plural) to destruction.

Isaiah 30:1 AMP
Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel and carry out a plan, but not Mine, and who make a league{alliance} and pour out a drink offering, but not of My Spirit, thus adding sin to sin.

From NetBible Isa 30:1

  • NET … “The rebellious children are as good as dead,” says the Lord, “those who make plans without consulting me, who form alliances without consulting my Spirit, and thereby compound their sin.
    • rebellious[05637] = stubborn, obstinate
    • Woe[01945]  = good as dead
    • and pouring out a libation{drink offering}, but not [from] my spirit.” = This translation assumes that the verb נָסַךְ (nasakh) means “pour out,” and that the cognate noun מַסֵּכָה (massekhah) means “libation.” In this case “pouring out a libation” alludes to a ceremony that formally ratifies an alliance. Another option is to understand the verb נָסַךְ as a homonym meaning “weave,” and the cognate noun מַסֵּכָה as a homonym meaning “covering.” In this case forming an alliance is likened to weaving a garment.

Proverbs 16:3 AMP
Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.

From NetBible Prov 16:3

  • Roll /Commit&Trust = portrays complete dependence on the Lord. This would be accomplished with a spirit of humility and by means of diligent prayer, but the plan must also have God’s approval.

From NetBible Prov 19:21

  • The plans in the human heart are many. But only those which God approves will succeed.
  • The point of the proverb is that the human being with many plans is uncertain, but the Lord with a sure plan gives correct counsel.