Road Rules | Proverbs 16:3 | Devotional
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
I believe it was Martin Luther who said: Love God and do what you will. That simplifies things, doesn’t it? If you truly love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, then the things you desire and do will be in line with His will. Our proverb today has the same idea in mind.
Committing whatever I do to the Lord is not to be done flippantly or selfishly. First, I want to know that what I am committing to Him is in line with His word. He will not bless my disobedience. Second, I want to know that what I am committing to Him is within my gift mix. Wouldn’t God want me to be involved in areas where He has gifted me? Third, what I commit to the Lord should involve the proper use of my resources. The rich fool’s decision to build bigger barns did not succeed (Luke 12). Fourth, what I commit to the Lord must have a proper investment of time. Will God bless endeavors that demand I ignore my wife and children?
The real question of this proverb is found in the “whatever you do.” Does your action meet the four criteria listed above? If so, then I can give them over to God with confidence. If not, I better re-evaluate the “whatever” I am doing.
Father, keep me following so close to you that whatever I do is worthy of committing to you. In Jesus name. Amen.