Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday's Word of Encouragement: DEVICE

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that
shall stand.”
Prov. 19:21 KJV
Device: - Greek word - machashabah (pronounced makh-ash-aw-baw')*

When I read this verse the word devices jumped out to me.  In other translations the
word plans are used.  Device translated does mean plans, but also words like scheme,
plot, imaginations, purpose, and works are translated.  

I found it interesting that the word works was apart of the definition of device.  I know
that my own works can distract from the work in progress that God has planned
for me.  As A Work In Progress our works must come out of prayer and guidance with
God. When we do this our work will progress and stand for something greater than the
work itself.  
*Strong, James. The Strongest Strong's: Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan, 2001.

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