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VICTORY

November 21, 2015

Saturday

 

Proverbs 21:30-31

 

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

 

 

LESSON

 

“No wisdom,” “understanding,” or “counsel” will prevail “against the LORD.” His Word is truth. For example, no theory of how the universe came into being, and no explanation of how it operates that contradicts biblical revelation will stand; such ideas will prove false eventually. No counsel that seeks to subvert God’s will can succeed, for He is sovereign. Even though man makes his plans, and prepares for what he anticipates the best he can, God determines the final outcome. This is not to discourage thorough preparation, which is the better part of wisdom. It is a reminder of the sovereignty of God. He is the One who is due the credit when our plan turns out well. King Hezekiah experienced God’s deliverance when the Assyrians attacked Jerusalem, and he undoubtedly gave God the credit for the victory.

God overrules. Someone once said to Napoleon, “Man proposes but God disposes.” Napoleon, in his arrogant ignorance, replied, “No, Napoleon proposes and Napoleon disposes.” That was before the battle of Waterloo. None of our plans can ever be successful without God.

 

Memory Verse: Proverbs 11:4

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