God's Math

We have seen over and over, in this walk through the book of Proverbs, the incredible wisdom that comes from the heart of God. Following His principles offers success.

A part of the passage that particularly stands out to me today is this, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Let’s look at all three verses as we begin today.

“To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:1-3

Committing to the Lord is deeper though than just a few words spoken over a project. Committing our plans to Him takes giving up our expectations. It takes watching for the turns in the road when the path takes a different direction. It means letting go and letting God work.

Does that mean we don’t put in any effort?

Of course not. It may mean we work harder because our nicely thought out, every step perfect plan, got left in the dust.

We see that all throughout Scripture. One of my favorite instances was the Lord’s instructions to Gideon as he rounded up his army. He thought the army was too small. God thought the army was too big. Almost immediately God took the army from 32,000 to 22,000. And then they went to the river to get a drink. God streamlined them down to 300. Their battle was against 135,000. Talk about outnumbered, 300 going up against 135,000. On paper that sounds ridiculous.

But Gideon’s army of 300 won the battle. You see, God’s math isn’t subject to our math.

Commit your plans to the Lord. He will direct.

Lord, here are my plans for today. I am going to trust You, no matter what twists and turns we have to make.

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