The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is
from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:1 ESV
When Christ Has Your Heart
by Daniel Castor
It’s a brand new year and everyone is about the business of making plans! Making plans to do all sorts of things.
Yes I’m sure you know the list. This year I will eat better. This year I will get a gym membership and exercise. I am going to save money. I am going to read more. These are just a few famous plans of men, but as we all know things don’t always go as planed. A few weeks into eating healthy and then you attend a birthday party. Just one piece of cake won’t hurt. A few months into saving and your transmission goes out. To fix your car you have to go broke yourself. Things like this happen all the time. People make plans all the time that just don’t work out.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everything went just as we planned. Wouldn’t it be nice if our hearts desires where alleyways fulfilled. This is most definitely not the case.
In the book of Judges we see a kind of social experiment. Through out the entire book everyone keeps doing what is right in their own eyes. Each man makes his own plans and follows the desires of his own heart and gets what. ITS A DISASTER: I’m talking about major problems. We are talking Israel’s darkest days. Stuff that will make your stomach turn. And it all was birthed out of men doing what seemed good to them.
Well here is a news flash! Men do not always no what’s best for them. There’s a big surprise. To be completely honest we would be much better off is someone else was in control. Thankfully that is exactly the case. God gets the final word.
Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.