Proverbs 16:2-3 – All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.  Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Observation

When man is the only judge of his own plans he mistakenly can view his actions as pure.  God cares about the morality behind our intentions and that is what matters on His scales of justice. God must ultimately affirm our work so we should submit it to Him to see His work done.

Application

I must submit my plans and what I am doing to the Lord in all phases of my life including how I serve, lead my family and my occupation.  I can even do right things with the wrong intention if I rely only on myself and my thoughts.  Without God in the plans, leaves me open to justify my own actions as sincere.  God’s ways are better than mine and He has the best plans for me.  God has created us to work and we should always be working for Jesus.  I may have a manager that directs certain facets of my work behavior but I ultimately should be working for Jesus.  When I have the gospel at work in my life, my plan will align with His for Kingdom glory.

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for your love, grace and mercy.  Don’t let me rely on my own ways and the ways of the world.  Let me submit my plans to be your plans and work for you.

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