Chris Watson Lee
9th September 2018
Plans and Decisions
Proverbs 16:1-9 (NIV84)
1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.
2 All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 The Lord works out everything for his own ends- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.
7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 30:1-9 (NIV84)
1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakehan oracle : This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal:
2 “I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man’s understanding.
3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!
5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
7 “Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonour the name of my God.