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Bible verses about God Directs Our Steps
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Proverbs 16:9  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

Sometimes those steps move sideways, backwards, or perhaps over a circuitous detour. Sometimes God steers us away from horrendous unseen obstacles while we mistakenly think that He is thwarting us or not answering our prayers. Verse 25 suggests, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Is it possible that, if we always received what we prayed for and set our minds upon, it would also lead to death? Jeremiah 10:23 affirms, "O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps." He implies that, without God, man's plans always end in failure and ruin.

David F. Maas
The Spiritual Hard Hat Zone


 

Galatians 4:13  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

The original Greek word translated "through" here would better be translated "because of": "Ye know that because of an infirmity of my flesh I preached . . ." (KJV). Some sort of physical ailment derailed his original plans, and due to being restrained or hindered, he preached the gospel to them. This appears to be another example of Proverbs 16:9: "A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps." Paul's original teaching to the Galatians could seem "accidental" in that circumstances beyond Paul's control dictated his location and activity, but it is apparent that the sovereign God was in control, ensuring that the gospel would be preached to those He had chosen.

David C. Grabbe


 

 




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