(Proverbs 19:21 KJV) There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
We have many “devices” (plans NASB) (4284) but God’s principles don’t change. We put great value on creativity and inventiveness. In fact, one of the definitions of this word is “inventions.” That is fine in its place but God puts his emphasis on the long haul, the things that make the inventions work.
How many times have you heard an interviewer ask a great coach what is his secret of success? The answer I usually hear is “basics.” It isn’t the Statue of Liberty or the double reverse that wins football games. Basics win football games. Solid blocking, tackling and team work. The same is true of life.
So study the “counsel” (6098) of God. It is the basics that get you through the silly inventions of the moment.