Vs 1: The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord, He turns it wherever He pleases.
This is an excellent goal - to have our hearts directed by the Lord, turning it where He wants it to go!
|Which way is God directing you?|
Vs 2: People may think they are doing what is right, but the Lord examines the heart.
Its all about motives. Ask yourself why you want to do something. Why do you want to be involved? Is it to look good? Or is it a genuine desire to do what you feel God want you to do? Often when I have done something and it goes wrong, when I look closer, my motives were not pure. I did it for a response, or to look good, or to feel better about myself. When in fact, I should be doing it for God.
|What are your motives?|
Vs 19: It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.
Okay, so now I just feel picked on!
|Is this me? Yikes|
Vs 23: Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles
Okay, so this one helps me not be represented in vss 9 and 19!
Vs 31: The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord.
This speaks of making preparations, plans, etc. Without the Lord these plans will come to nothing or at least they won't be anywhere near as effective or productive as with the Lord.
|We need God in our Planning!|
What verse in this chapter stands out for you?