Christian Devotional – October 6, 2017

We can’t know how to do what is best for ourselves. As we continue in Proverbs chapter 14, verses 1 through 12, Solomon continues sharing the differences between the righteous man and the wicked man. Today he makes an interesting statement. We do not know what is best for ourselves. Most of the time, we would completely disagree with this statement. We think we know what’s best. We tell God in prayer what we think is best. We expect God’s best to line up with our picture of what is best. Yet in verse12, we see very clearly that there is a way that man thinks is right, but in the end it leads to death.

Part of wisdom, and understanding is recognizing that God sees more than we see. God knows more than we know. So his desire and his design for our life may not always make sense to us. That’s simply because he knows more than we do. However, we often feel like we know what is best for us and what should happen next to us. But, according to this verse, in the end, our path leads to death. Today, are we willing to give up our plan for ourselves in exchange for God’s plan for us? Will we acknowledge that we don’t understand why we have to go through the things we go through, but God understands and sees a plan to continue to help us grow.