Many Plans Are in a Man’s Heart • Proverbs 19:21

In 1 Chronicles 13 David tried to take the ark of the Lord from Kiriath-Jearim to Jerusalem. His first attempt failed when Uzzah, “…put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God.” Have you put your hand on something you were trying to do for the Lord just to see it all fail? You thought, in the moment perhaps, ‘well God needs my help, I’ve got to reach out and support this before it falls.’ The interesting thing here is that this whole plan was destined to fail before it even got off the ground. David was trying to do God’s work in his way and his strength. He would later say, “Because you did not carry it at the first, the LORD our God made an outburst on us, for we did not seek Him according to the ordinance.” Remember, “Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.”

-Joey Alcala, Assistant Pastor