James (W9D1) Making Plans

Week 9. Monday: Making Plans

PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.

READ: James 4:13

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”

UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words

  1. Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.

  2. Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.

Snapshot: In this passage James is presenting the problem of planning our lives without giving thought to what God’s wants. If we are not careful we will make our plans based on our own desires which are most often sinful. Because of our sin nature we have the tendency to plan our lives around what we think is best. We make our own decisions and then ask God to be involved and bless our plans. But what we should do is seek God first and ask Him to direct our steps.

APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?

Read Proverbs 16:3. What plans have you not first committed to God?

Read Proverbs 16:25. What are you currently doing that could lead to destruction?

Read Proverbs 19:21. What does this verse say about God’s will?

PRAY: Ask God to help you seek His will and plans over your own.

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