What Stands Up – Proverbs 19:21

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. – Proverbs 19:21

Meditation:  I once worked with a man who stated that he had about three ideas every minute.  However, he admitted that only about one of them was ever worth considering.  While my colleague may have exaggerated his creativity, the truth is the we dream up many things that may or may not come to pass.  Praise God for interfering with our plans.

Only those plans based upon God’s will are bound to be blessed.  While it is clear that God often uses our failures as part of His divine plan, only godly works survive.  “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:11-13).

So the next time you make plans, consult with the master builder’s words in the Bible.  This way your plans will stand the test of time.

Call to Action:  Look at your to do list, your retirement plans, you career plans and any plans for the future.  What do you think the Lord thinks about those plans?  Are they in accordance with His will?   If Jesus were to look over your list, would He approve?  It may be time to revisit those plans.


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