Sunday January 03, 2015

Proverbs 16:1 – To humans belong the plans of the heart…

Psalm 23:3b – He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Proverbs 16:1b – …but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

You should make plans for this year. God always leads within the limits that the Word sets. Leave the results to God. Our ways appear innocent and pure, therefore, We do not like to think, We do not like to take advice, We do not like to think our decisions are wrong, & We do not like to wait. Rest in God’s sovereignty to bring about our plans in accord with His purposes. Link your life with the purposes of God.
Dwayne Terry

01 – Create a Roadmap

Destination: 2016

  • You should make plans for this year.

Proverbs 16:1To humans belong the plans of the heart…

Ma`arak [mah·ar·äk’] – preparation, to arrange in order, to compare

  • God always leads within the limits that the Word sets.

Psalm 23:3b He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

  • Leave the results to God.

Proverbs 16:1b…but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.

  • Our Perspective
  • Our ways appear innocent and pure.

Proverbs 16:2All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:9The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

  • We do not like to think.

Deuteronomy 32:29 – If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!

  • We do not like to take advice.

Proverbs 12:15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.

  • We do not like to think our decisions are wrong.
  • We do not like to wait.

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

  • Our Responsibility
  • Rest in God’s sovereignty to bring about our plans in accord with His purposes.

Proverbs 16:3Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Galal [gah-lal’] – to roll (commit)

Ma’aseh [mah-as-eh’] – whatever you do, deed, work, acts, business, workmanship.

Machashabah [mak·ash·eh·vah’] – thoughts, plans, inventions.

Kuwn [kun] – be established, to bring something into being with the consequence that its existence is a certainty.

  • Link your life with the purposes of God.

Proverbs 16:4The LORD works out everything to its proper end– even the wicked for a day of disaster.

1 Samuel 12:20-21 “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. 21 Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.