Proverbs 20:23-26 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry. A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
Some people think they have their entire life planned out. They know what classes to take in school to secure a certain occupation. They have thought out what they will need to do to climb the ladder of success. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with planning. If we do not plan ahead, financial emergencies could overtake us. If we did not plan with insurances and savings, natural emergencies like storms or illness could devastate not only us, but in some cases, those we leave behind to pick up the tab.
Nevertheless, we need always bear in mind; God is the only one who truly knows for sure what tomorrow will bring. In His infinite wisdom He knows what the outcome of our lives will be, and the lives of all those around us. Even so, while knowing all that will come, He still allows us to make choices that will affect that outcome. How does He do it? Well if I could answer that, I could explain God. He would not be much of a God if you or I could explain all about Him now would He.
An old writer quaintly said: “They who will carve for themselves shall cut their fingers.” Life is a delicate balancing act of choices. Occasionally we mess up.
One choice that should not be hard to make is this. If God is the only one who truly knows all about my life, then why not give my life to Him. He would use it a lot better than I would.
If you love something, you take care of it. If it is a pet, you do your best to feed it, love it, and wash it, etc. However, you still must let it run and play to be healthy. God loves you. He feeds you, loves you, and washed away your sin. Nevertheless, He still lets you run and play. Next time you are out running around being free, take some time to run back to Him and thank Him for His love and provision.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Jeremiah 45 – 49 / Proverbs 20:23-26
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 86-89 / Rom. 14
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