Proverbs 19:21

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
– Proverbs 19:21

The word for devices means a contrivance, or plan. The word is modified by many, which means abundant. Man has many ideas and plans he wants to bring to pass. The proverb contrasts man’s plans with the counsel, or purpose, of God. God’s purpose will always be accomplished and, if man’s plans come to fruition, it is because of God’s purpose (Proverbs 16:1, 9, 33).

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