August 21 – The Right Weigh

“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.” – Proverbs 21: 2-3 (NASB)

GOALSETTING – This is something most people do or are encouraged to do as a step to success in any endeavor they undertake. Of course the goals we set are good goals, right goals and we plan for them to help us reach even more goals. This is what our verse is talking about. We each plan our lives, our careers, our families, our vacations with the hope that the outcome will be beneficial and make our lives rewarding. We each believe our plans are the right plans to have. But. But what? But the Lord God is the one who knows our hearts and our motivations. He sees all that is down the road of our life. So it is the judgment of God whether our goals and plans are right and good, isn’t it? What our verse says here is also found in Micah 6:3 and that is where we find out what is good from the Lord. Justice, kindness and humility is what God wants us to consider as we plan our ways and set our goals. This is how we glorify God which is our main goal. Right?