Let the Lord have the last word in your life. Let His plans be your plans.

Let the Lord have the last word in your life. Let His plans be your plans.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 16:1-9

ESV Text: Proverbs 16:1-9

Proverbs 16:1–9 (Listen)


16:1   The plans of the heart belong to man,
    but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
  All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
    but the LORD weighs the spirit.1
  Commit your work to the LORD,
    and your plans will be established.
  The LORD has made everything for its purpose,
    even the wicked for the day of trouble.
  Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
    be assured, he will not go unpunished.
  By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
    and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.
  When a man’s ways please the LORD,
    he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
  Better is a little with righteousness
    than great revenues with injustice.
  The heart of man plans his way,
    but the LORD establishes his steps.

Footnotes

[1] 16:2 Or spirits

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KJV Text:

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     1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

     2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

     3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

     4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

     5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

     6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

     7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

     8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

     9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 529 (LSB 719):
I Leave all Things to God’s Direction

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1. I leave all things to God’s direction, 
He loveth me in weal and woe; 
His will is good, true His affection. 
With tender love His heart doth glow. 
My Fortress and my Rock is He: 
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me. 

2. My God hath all things in His keeping, 
He is the ever faithful Friend; 
He grants me laughter after weeping, 
And all His ways in blessings end. 
His love endures eternally: 
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me. 

3. The will of God shall be my pleasure 
While here on earth is mine abode; 
My will is wrong beyond all measure, 
It doth not will what pleaseth God. 
The Christian’s motto e’er must be: 
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me. 

4. God knows what must be done to save me, 
His love for me will never cease; 
Upon His hands He did engrave me 
With purest gold of loving grace. 
His will supreme must ever be! 
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me. 

5. My God desires the soul’s salvation, 
Me also He desires to save; 
Therefore with Christian resignation 
All earthly troubles I will brave. 
His will be done eternally: 
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me. 


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