“The Lord’s Purpose Prevails” (Proverbs 19: 20 – 21, NIV) by Carley Evans

“Listen to advice.”

“Accept instruction.”

God says that if you listen to advice and accept instruction from others, “in the end you will be wise.”

You may have many plans in your heart, “but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3: 3 – 6)

God’s purpose prevails; as you acknowledge Him, He makes your paths straight.

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” (Proverbs 2: 7)

Wisdom is “more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of [wisdom] will be blessed.” (Proverbs 3: 15 – 18)

God’s purpose prevails; as you fear Him, He makes your paths pleasant and peaceful.

“You will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.” (Proverbs 3: 23)

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