An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Best Laid Plans...

(Proverbs 21:31 KJV)  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

This verse reminds me of a quote that begins, “The best laid plans of mice and men....”  I don’t have it in my head and have no internet access while I am writing so I can’t give you the entire quote, but you get the idea.

We are expected to look ahead and plan.  We are not expected to live in the moment.  Some would disagree with that.  They define faith as life cruising and letting God worry about all the details.  There are times and topics where that is the best plan.  But if you don’t plant the seeds, you will get no edible crop.  If you don’t hoe the weeds, the crop you plant will not flourish.  If you don’t bring in the crop, there will be nothing in the storehouse.

The key item that planners leave out is the only item that cruisers put in.  We must have a foundational understanding that the results, the “victory” (8668), is in God’s hands.  We should always consider the timeless moral standards of God.  We should factor in the current knowledge we have of what God is doing in our lives.  We should use our spiritual gifts.

So?  In a crisis we go to autopilot.  On the day to day, plan and trust.  Your schedule is your schedule.  I can’t even begin to recommend which to use today.

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