When Our Plans Line Up With God’s Plans

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” -Proverbs 16:9

Have you ever mistakenly assumed that you are totally in charge of your own life? God created us to be choice-makers and we have certainly made our fair share of bad choices. He grants us free will, the ability to determine what we’re going to do at the crossroads’ of life. At the same time, however, He reserves the right to direct the course of human history as He wills. His sovereignty is never impugned by our choices.

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The Priceless Woman

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”—Proverbs 31:10

The author of this great passage of Scripture is no doubt, King Solomon, writing under a pseudonym, King Lemuel. He is relating the advice his own Mother taught him about finding the right woman. There may have been some hint at a “dowry,” but Solomon’s intention was to show that a virtuous woman is of great worth, and priceless. Certainly for a King such as Solomon to find one who would truly love him, not for his riches, but for his soul, would be a rare find.

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