2019 – TUESDAY 28 MAY
THE LAST WORD
Proverbs 16:1&2 (Message)
Mortals make elaborate plans,
but God has the last word.
Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good;
God probes for what is good.
1. WE ARE CREATED FOR GRAND PLANS
Thank God He has created us to dream impossible dreams.
We are made in His image and created for His purpose. So we have the capacity to dream up big ideas and devise elaborate plans. It is only when such plans are not God focussed that we run into trouble.
2. THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN LOOKING GOOD
We all so desperately want to look good. The need for the latest fashion or trend comes out of our desire to identify with what is cool and contemporary in our little human world.
God says, Come out from among them and be separate. We are defined by things other than fashion and what is cool in your circles.
3. GOD PROBES THE HEART FOR WHAT IS GOOD
God is looking for what is right and good – and examines our heart to find it.
Who you are is not in your wardrobe or in the possessions you own – or even in the influence you have gained – who you are is found in the intentions and motives of your heart.
4. GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD
We can hide anything from others but it cannot be hidden from God. The human heart is deceitfully wicked above all things and so we must guard our heart and continually deal with the hidden issues of the heart – that only God and I know about.
God always has the last word and justice will always prevail and the truth will always come out.
He has shown you O man what is good
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.