Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Notes from Prov...

Proverbs contains such wisdom, I really should considering memorizing, like Roger Magnuson... Somehow I think I should finish the Sermon on the Mount, like Noah... or at least Romans 5-8, the basis of so much doctine.
"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.
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established." Prov 16:1-3

Notice that we make plans, but the Lord gives us the answer, or what we are to say... And if we give Him our work, He establishes our plans. No need to worry or fret, but just a command to give to Him. To me personally, that means trusting, listening, and abiding by Biblically laid down principles.

And then there is the exhortation that no matter my way, the Lord is weighing my spirit. I may do "great" things or I may "fail" in the world's eyes, and even in my own, but the Lord is looking at my spirit... was I letting the Holy Spirit lead me? Was I loving Him with all my heart, soul and strength? That is what God will see. This makes me hunger more for God's Spirit to work in my life and lead me, shining his light into every area of my heart, where ungodliess and selfishness and every evil thing can be rooted out, one by one, so I can be spotless for Christ on That Day. Maranatha!

Lastly, v6, "By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil." No one will turn from evil really unless it's motivated by fear of the Lord. My turning from all sins should not be for reputation, fear of being caught, or even not wanting to hurt anyone. It should be fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom.


Jen said...

Hey girl! Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the blogosphere! :-D Great to see you on. Thanks so much for these thoughts, and for sharing pictures! :-) Loveya! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Ledermama said...

hey denise!!
good to "see" you! welcome to blogging! i am at


Anonymous said...

Denise! I was so excited to see you online! It's great to read how ya'lls life has been going. Miss ya girl! Hope ya'll have an awesome anniversary this weekend!

Anonymous said...

great thoughts on prov, especially those on verse 6. thanks for sharing.

-josh c.