Read Proverbs 19
In Verse 21 We see
1) The Deficiency of Human Intentions – “There are many devices in man’s heart”
Devices: plans, goals, projects.
It is prudent to plan ahead and have goals, but the indication here is that these intentions are self centered and narcissistic. In other words, God has been arrogantly ignored in the planning process.
Examples of this are like the man God called a fool in Luke 12 or the admonition found in James 4:13-17.
Then we also see 2) The Dependability of Holy Instructions –
“nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” Counsel: means Guidance or Instruction (which we receive from the holy scriptures 2 Tim 3:16)
Notice this: Divine counsel shall stand! It is stable,enduring, and trustworthy. The previous verse (20) informs us that “the LORDS counsel” provides us with the security of knowing that what we are doing is wise and best.
Our Intentions, no matter how noble we may think them to be, should never be allowed to usurp the Lords Instructions!
Have A God Conscious Day!
That includes “Hearing His Counsel, and Receiving His Instruction”.