There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21

The greatest logical thought of man is merely a device, or imagination; vanity. God’s mind is counsel. His thoughts are bedrock. We “devise” our way, making plans for the future, but we do not have control over one single step that we take.

How often have I admired the mind of a man, perhaps an author or professor? Yet his mind is finite, and fallible. God’s mind is perfect, complete and utterly flawless. In fact, I can’t even comprehend His mind with my earthly one!

In a world ruled by the Internet, you have many opportunities to learn what men (or women) think about a topic. Let us never put our faith in the word of another human above the Word of the Lord. God’s counsel, that shall stand. When all the Earth melts with a fervent heat, God’s Word will remain for eternity because it is the mind of the Lord.

In a world replete with uncertainty and fear, what a comfort to know that God’s counsel is unshakeable, immoveable and settled forever.

Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.



One thought on “Proverbs 19: A Man’s Mind and God’s Counsel

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Another of my favorites from this chapter is verse 17. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”
    Love you,


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