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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.

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

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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.

 

Trust God’s Plan

August 5, 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.

From NetBible Prov 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

  • Many plans are in the human heart/mind/reasoning 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/purpose gives correct counsel

Psalm 33:10-11 AMP
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations.

We can plan and set goals but it is the Lord who has the final say. When our plans seem not to work out or we can’t understand our circumstances, rather than get frustrated => TRUST HIM. Acknowledge that His way is good and best.

When you can’t see God’s hand
Trust His heart and seek His face
He is faithful and cannot fail
His plans are good and always prevail.

 

Lord thank You that Your plans are perfect and cannot fail. Help me trust You and seek Your face, when I find myself midst circumstances I don’t understand.

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Related:
ODB – Chess Master

When we can’t see God’s hand, we can trust His heart.

ODB:

When things don’t seem to go your way
And all your efforts can’t prevail,
It’s time to turn to God and pray—
His way is right, He cannot fail. —Hess

God’s Plan Prevails

November 11, 2014

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

From NetBible Prov 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

  • Many plans are in the human heart/mind/reasoning 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/purpose gives correct counsel

 

1 Samuel 2:9 AMP
9 He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

From NetBible 1Sam 2:9

  • guard[08104] = keep, protect, watch over
  • strength[03581] = human power, might
  • prevail[01396] = be strong, be powerful, be mighty, be great
Psalm 40:11 AMP
11 Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!Thank You that it’s Your hand{strength} that preserves me and helps me to follow Your lead.

Related:
According to Your Mercy