If…. then. These types of statements can be found throughout the Bible as God shares with us our responsibility for action and obedience. In Proverbs 2:1-10, we see a lengthy listing of an “if…. then” statement. Solomon lists several ways in which we are to show ourselves devoted to God. We are to be seeking after him, desiring to be more like him. Only as we follow through on these things will we find the results of the statement, which is that God will have an answer for us. God indicates that we will be able to discern righteousness and that wisdom will enter our hearts.
For every time that we have had difficulty knowing what we should do or what path to take, we must remember that God knows exactly which path is best for us. God knows exactly which path he has planned for us. All we have to do is to be seeking after him and desiring to know that path and to follow it with all our heart. Are we following the “If” part of the statement? Only as we do that will God fulfill the “Then” part.