Wisdom Required to Move in His Time

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

─ Proverbs 21:5 ESV

You’ve probably heard the expression, “He (or she) doesn’t let the grass grow under their feet,” meaning they’re always on the move or they make decisions quickly and move on. Much of the time, that can be a really good quality to have, but in some cases, it can also be a challenge.

When you make plans, it is vital to ask for wisdom from God. Proverbs 21:5 encourages us to be diligent and not hasty. True wisdom comes from God. Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge to everyday life. You obtain God’s wisdom by reading and understanding His Word. Psalm 119 is the “how to” of gaining understanding and wisdom from God’s Word:

  • “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (verse 11).
  • “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (verse 18).
  • “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way” (verses 103-104).
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (verse 105).

When we take time for a conversation with God about our plans, and receive His counsel, only then can our plans be established in Him.


Today’s One Thing

Open your Bible to Psalm 119 and read a portion of it aloud each day this week. Ask yourself what wisdom God is sharing with you as you meditate on this Psalm.

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