Grace, Love and Peace to each and everyone in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
As men do, we really need to plan.
Let us see from the scriptures what happens when we plan and what happens when we don’t plan.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Now there are different kinds of plan:
But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
Genesis 41:33-36 (Plan of Joseph)33 “So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this: Let him appoint overseers over the land and take a fifth of the harvest of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 35 Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it as food. 36 The food will be a reserve for the land during the seven years of famine that will take place in the land of Egypt. Then the country will not be wiped out by the famine.”
1 Samuel 20:5-9 (Jonathan and David’s plan)
5 So David told him, “Look, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I’m supposed to sit down and eat with the king. Instead, let me go, and I’ll hide in the field until the third night. 6 If your father misses me at all, say, ‘David urgently requested my permission to quickly go to his town Bethlehem for an annual sacrifice there involving the whole clan.’ 7 If he says, ‘Good,’ then your servant is safe, but if he becomes angry, you will know he has evil intentions. 8 Deal faithfully with your servant, for you have brought me into a covenant with you before the Lord. If I have done anything wrong, then kill me yourself; why take me to your father?”
9 “No!” Jonathan responded. “If I ever find out my father has evil intentions against you, wouldn’t I tell you about it?”
Sermon was preached by Pas. Naveen John on January 15, 2022 @ 5:00 PM in Men’s Revival 2022