Word of the day: Jeremiah 10 vs 23 – The way of man is not in himself
Caption: The way of man is not in himself
Memorise: O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV
Jeremiah 10:23 – NLT – I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
Jeremiah 10:23 – AMP – O Lord, I know that the path of [life of] a man is not in himself; It is not within [the limited ability of] man [even one at his best] to choose and direct his steps [in life].
Jeremiah 10:23 – ESV – I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 – NIV – Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
Bible verse in Yoruba
Jeremiah 10:23 – Oluwa! emi mọ̀ pe, ọ̀na enia kò si ni ipa ara rẹ̀: kò si ni ipá enia ti nrin, lati tọ́ iṣisẹ rẹ̀.
Key: It is not in a man to direct his own steps; Man may believe in his wisdom and intuition to know the right way to go in the journey of life but the bible made us understand that it will lead to destruction (You can rationalize it all you want and justify the path of error you have chosen, but you’ll find out in the end that you took the road to destruction. Proverbs 14:12 TPT)
Thus, we must entrust our journey in life into the hands of God, constantly seeking for His direction in all that we do, so that He may show us the path of life. (Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11)
Action: As we approach the new year, pray to God to direct your steps and to help you know what to do before you get to the new year.