One of my favorites

One of my favorite verses in Scripture is Proverbs 16:9, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”

I have found this verse to be incredibly comforting.  When I was in college trying to figure out “what I was going to be,” and planning my life course, I rested firmly on this verse.  I knew that I had a goal and plan to get there.  But that also added some stress.

What if I failed!  What if I was not able to get there.  What if my plans were not complete.

The reality is that God is more concerned with the steps along the way than our planned destination.  He takes careful attention in directing the step.  The next step in the journey.  The destination is important, but the process in getting there is more important.

I love this verse.  I love knowing that God is directing my steps and they may not lead to the path I have planned.  But the journey is the important process.

What are you favorite verses and why?  What has God revealed to you in His word?  What nugget do you hold to?

2 thoughts on “One of my favorites

  1. I hate to use a trite verse, if there is such a thing, but my favorite is, and really always has been, 1 John 4:7-8, because it simplifies things to the point of hand slapping forehead.

  2. I love Phillipians 4:8

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

    I love this passage because it commands us to think about the good things. If we strive to think about these things (truth, beauty, etc) they will direct our mind to the origin of such things – God Himself.

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