Sunday, May 16, 2010

Proverb a Day in May - May 16th/Chapter 16

There are a lot of great verses in this chapter that I will leave for you to comment on today. Let me just briefly touch on the ending verse: Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. What this tells us is that nothing happens by accident or chance with the Lord.

Case in point when the church gathered together to choose who should take Judas' place in Acts 1:24-26 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, (25) That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. (26) And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. God had his choice in place, and His will was done and His name glorified in the choosing.

No matter what the situation is in your life, God is in control!


  1. There are so many that catch my eye in this chapter. All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
    [Proverbs 16:2-3 KJV]

    Do it all for God and we need not worry when our works are weighed.

    Although many of the proverbs are similar, in this chapter Solomon repeates 14:12.

    There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
    [Proverbs 16:25 KJV]

    We need to be doubly cautious that what we perceive to be right is truly God's will.

  2. This verse is interesting:

    Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

    If we are wise, the Scriptures we are meditating upon will teach our mouths what to speak. The opposite side of the coin is: we are not wise if we are speaking without letting our hearts teach us what to say!!