There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

Proverbs 21:30-31 (NIV)

This passage speaks of our need to consult God with our plans and goals.

There is no wisdom,

Wisdom is a gift from God. His Word, the Bible leads us to live rightly, have right relationships, and make right decisions. 1

no insight,

God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight. (1 Kings 4:29) His understanding could not be measured. He had more insight and wisdom that anyone of that time.

no plan,

In our lives, plans get altered. Plans don’t get realized. We must adjust our schedules and even our lives when those plans must change. Each of us has gone through the process of having to fall back on ‘Plan B.’

that can succeed against the LORD.

God holds everything in His hands, when babies are born, (Our son came two weeks after my anticipated due date.) when a loved one goes to heaven, (a friend and her extended family sat with her stepmother for over a week as she went through the process of leaving this earth.)

I had a friend and her husband who lived in our part of town. They wanted to move to a larger house. They wanted to stay in this area. Every house someone directed them to see was in other parts of town. She asked me what I thought that meant. My answer was, “It seems like the LORD wants you in another part of town.” When they moved their new house was in another part of town.

The lesson I have learned from this verse humbles me. I have not always consulted God about my plans. Those plans either changed, or had to be postponed, or even did not give me what I expected.

Through these experiences, I have learned to remain open for God enter in and orchestrate my life. But then, I am human and sometimes need a remedial course.

(1.) Life Application Bible, ©1988-1991, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Wheaton, IL 60189, page 1071