God desires for us to pursue him and his ways. First. Some of us still think we know better, yet our victory, from commoners to kings, rests with the Lord. Our challenge today is to turn back to God and turn over our ways and plans to the one who can bless us…
1 In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water
that he channels toward all who please him.
2 A person may think their own ways are right,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
3 To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.
30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
that can succeed against the Lord.
31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but victory rests with the Lord.
Proverbs 21:1-3, 21, 30-31
We see the power of the Lord in these proverbs. From the heart of the king resting in God’s hand, to the Lord weighing our hearts and plans, God sits in complete sovereignty over the entire earth.
What are his expectations of us? To do what is right and just. To pursue righteousness and love. When we follow God’s commands and effectively take the high roads of life, we please God and our lives are more acceptable to him than the sacrifices for sin.
Ahhh… obedience is greater than sacrifice in the eyes of God. Obedience is better than the best sorry anyone could offer. That’s because going our own ways and then making things right with God is driven and focused on our own desires and self-centredness. God desires for us to pursue him and his ways. First.
Some of us still think we know better. Some of us even stack up our arrogance against God because we think we will succeed and go unnoticed. “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” Our victory, from commoner to king, rests with the Lord.
Where are you holding your plans and ways away from God. Turn back to God and turn them over…