[Each chapter in the Book of Proverbs contains thoughts that fit into a theme; they are not just random thoughts gathered together. In this “Saturday In The Proverbs” series, I will share a theme that I see in each chapter. But the cool thing about God’s Word is that you may see an entirely different theme. That’s great! If you do, I would love for you to share it in the comments below.]
The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes (Proverbs 21:1).
I may be in charge of something, but I am never in complete control. God has the final say in my…
- …affections (vv. 1, 17, 24)
- …motives (vv. 2, 6, 10, 13, 14, 22, 27)
- …righteousness (vv. 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 29)
- …plans (vv. 5, 31)
- …household management (vv. 9, 19)
- …attitude toward correction (v. 11)
- …stewardship (v. 20)
- …words (vv. 23, 28)
- …work ethic (vv. 25, 26)
“There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord” (v. 30). God always has the final say.