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  • Writer's pictureJ.A.Abele

Proverbs With Purpose For Young People- Proverb 16:2-3

Here is a practical example to help understand-

Proverb 16: 2-3

All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions],

But the Lord weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth].

Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him],

And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].


John is a student who is known for his impeccable grades and helpful nature. However, his teachers have noticed a change in him recently. John is not completing his assignments on time and is acting aggressively in class.


Proverb 16: 2-3 Applied:


John's own eyes: John may see nothing wrong with his actions, believing that his grades and reputation are not impacted.

The Lord's examination: However, God sees the underlying motives and intents of John's heart, which may include pride, laziness, or anger.

Committing works to the Lord: If John submits his actions to God's will and seeks guidance, He can help him overcome his challenges and succeed.

Moral Lesson:


Proverb 16: 2-3 teaches us that our own perception of ourselves is often limited. God sees more than we do and can guide us towards righteousness and success. When we commit our works to Him, He can use them for our good, even when we may not understand the full scope of His plan.




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