Proverbs 16

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“How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” (Proverbs 16:16 NKJV).

June 2, 2017

Gold and silver are the currency of the world, but in heaven they will be as common as the stones we walk on. However, wisdom and understanding are both valuable here and essential for heaven. And where do we “get wisdom?” It is found in Christ alone. For “Christ is the wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:24). True riches are found in Christ alone (Phil. 4:19).

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 16:25 NKJV)

June 7, 2015

There are those who say that there are many ways to God. They say that all religions are essentially the same, so it doesn’t really matter what you believe as long as you have faith. Yet, God’s Word says otherwise. Jesus talked about this. He warned, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matt. 7:13-14). So, what is the right way, where is this narrow gate? Jesus answered this question. He said, “I am the gate” (John 10:9). He also said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). What you believe matters. There is only one right way: Jesus.

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV)

May 29, 2015

There is no biblical prohibition against making plans. There is wisdom in planning for the future. Yet, it is foolish to leave the Lord out of our planning for God is the one who holds the future. So, ask for God’s wisdom when making plans. Seek godly counsel. Pray for clarity and follow God’s instruction. And when things don’t go according to plan, don’t get frustrated. Adjust. Be flexible and listen. Perhaps God has a better plan.

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9 NLT)

May 29, 2014

There’s no biblical prohibition against making plans. There’s wisdom in planning for the future. Yet, it is foolish to leave the Lord out of our planning for God is the one who holds the future. So, ask for God’s wisdom when making plans. Seek godly counsel. Pray for clarity and follow God’s instruction. And when things don’t go according to plan, don’t get frustrated. Adjust. Perhaps God has a better plan.