Today’s reading: 2 Chronicles 1:1‐3:17, Romans 6:1‐23, Psalm 16:1‐11, Proverbs 19:20‐21
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Psalm 16 in the reading today says: “I bless the Lord who gives me counsel… You make known to me the path of life.”
Apply: I need to truly seek God’s purpose for my life. Only there will I find a plan that will stand.
How can you make plans in a Biblical way?
Psalm 16 finishes up by saying “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” There seems to be a connection between abiding continually in his presence and finding the path he has planned for our life. We cannot miss it if we are strolling closely with him throughout our days, listening closely to his words, understanding his heart, trusting him, and obeying him. This is the rich, purposeful life. At the end of it all, I want it to be said of me, as it was of David, that I served the purpose of God in my own generation and then fell asleep. (Acts 13:36)
Excellent observations Charon! There is clearly a connection between abiding continually in his preseence and finding the path he has planned for our life. I think this is scene throughout scripture. John 15 comes to mind.
I also really enjoyed your life purpose statement “as it was of David, that I served the purpose of God in my own generation and then fell asleep. (Acts 13:36)” I recently wrote on something that I sent to a mentor… “I know that God has created me for good works that he has prepared for me (Ephesians 2:10). My desire is that I could say at the end of my life: ‘I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do’ (John 17:4).” I will be pulling in Acts 13 to this statement in the future.
Good comments, I hope to hear more from you in the future.