Commit to God

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by: Denise Robinson

01/13/2021

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We've read through quite a few "admonitions" since beginning the book of Proverbs. It's often a "how-to" book for living, working, listening, investing and spending money, interacting with family and friends, etc. Why all these seemingly random words of wisdom? Why should we care about the care we live?


The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose .. All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the Lord; be assured, they will not go unpunished. By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil. When the ways of people please the Lord, he causes even their enemies to be at peace with them. Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice. The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.  (Prov. 16:1-9)

The "way of wisdom" is the way that God not only wants us to live, but expects us to follow. How we live and how we deal with others matters. If we claim to follow God, our lives should reflect that fact and look different from those who make no such claim. 

Meditation: Solomon, we know, is speaking these words of wisdom thousands of years before Christ. And yet, many of Christ's words echo those of Solomon. What does it mean to you to, "Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established?" No matter your present stage in life, have you committed all that you are and all that you do to God?
We've read through quite a few "admonitions" since beginning the book of Proverbs. It's often a "how-to" book for living, working, listening, investing and spending money, interacting with family and friends, etc. Why all these seemingly random words of wisdom? Why should we care about the care we live?


The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose .. All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the Lord; be assured, they will not go unpunished. By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil. When the ways of people please the Lord, he causes even their enemies to be at peace with them. Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice. The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.  (Prov. 16:1-9)

The "way of wisdom" is the way that God not only wants us to live, but expects us to follow. How we live and how we deal with others matters. If we claim to follow God, our lives should reflect that fact and look different from those who make no such claim. 

Meditation: Solomon, we know, is speaking these words of wisdom thousands of years before Christ. And yet, many of Christ's words echo those of Solomon. What does it mean to you to, "Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established?" No matter your present stage in life, have you committed all that you are and all that you do to God?
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