Proverbs 16: King James Bible
Commit thy Works – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter sixteen, Verses 3-4
3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. 4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Commit thy Works
Here’s another situation, where two verses go wonderfully together. Both are informative by themselves, but both together complete a picture.
What I mean is, if you were to formulate a question out of verse 3, the answer will be found in verse 4. Why does the Lord help our thoughts to be established, should we commit our works to him?
Because the Lord has made all things for himself. There’s the answer. If we commit our works unto the Lord, it is in his best interest to establish your thoughts, since they are geared toward the works he wants done. Even the works are his, since he has made all things for himself. All things, means all things.
He’ll even use the wicked to establish his purposes, and we can see that play out all over the Bible. I see it clearly through the gospels, and the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. Satan made sure it got done, and unknowingly, it was at his own peril.
Another great example, which I’ll leave up to you to go and search out, is the prophet Elijah, contending against the prophets of Baal. Check out the story in 1 Kings 18. An amazing account of the power of the Lord against the power of the enemy.
But not only that, you can see that the Lord was counting on the wicked behaving wickedly, in order to accomplish his own purposes.
There’s one piece of advice that I would like to share with anyone who would like to take it. When you make a conscious decision to commit your works or work, unto the Lord, be sure to give it your all, and do it prayerfully.
The last thing that you want to do, is commit your work unto the Lord, and take a hap hazard approach to whatever it may be. If anything, you should work harder, work smarter, work longer, with both feet planted in whatever it is that you’re doing.
This is God Almighty we’re talking about! This is our Father! We’ve already covered in several different devotionals, what his thoughts are toward sluggish or slotherly people & actions.
Also, when you commit your works to the Lord, put your blinders on. Don’t compare yourself against anyone doing better or worse than you are, just stay focused on what it is you’ve committed unto the Lord.
Reason being, is that he wants your best, not someone else’s best. He wants you to do what you can do, so that he’ll pick up doing the things that you can’t do. I learned this a long time ago, concerning work.
And I’ll tell you the truth. I wound up finding myself in positions that I excelled in, where I was absolutely unqualified to do. Commit your works unto the Lord, and work as unto the Lord, and you’ll succeed in things that you’ve never thought you’d be doing!
Related New Testament Scripture
Luke 12: King James Bible
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
John 1: King James Bible
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 14: King James Bible
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 16: King James Bible
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Romans 8: King James Bible
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Corinthians 3: King James Bible
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Thank you for your guidance, your Word, your mercy, and your instruction in wisdom. All that you’ve given to us in your Word helps us to understand your will, and how to please you. Help us with our works, and guide us in all that we’ve committed unto you. Lead us Father through your Spirit, as we walk and work in your service. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Do you commit thy works unto the Lord?
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 18 P. 243 – With the Wicked
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 6 P.56 – Playing with Fire
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 10 P.105 – Righteous and the Wicked
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 15 P. 203 – Thoughts of the Wicked
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 15 P. 202 – Destroy and Establish