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Man Proposes God Disposes

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What is the meaning of Man Proposes God Disposes quotation?

Definition of Man Proposes God Disposes quotation according to The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition, is :

People can make plans, God determines how things will turn out.

Retrieved February 14, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Man proposes, God disposes

To me, this quotation shows that there are things in our life that we can’t control.

Our lives are under God’s hands and His control.

We never know what will happen tomorrow, but God knows.

Bible Verses related to this quotation:

man proposes God disposes

To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
~ Proverbs 16 : 1 NIV

In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the LORD establishes their steps.
~ Proverbs 16 : 9 NIV

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
~ Proverbs 19 : 21 NIV

Jeremiah’s Prayer
LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own;
it is not for them to direct their steps.
~ Jeremiah 10 : 23 NIV

The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the LORD.
~ Proverbs 16 : 33 NIV

A person’s steps are directed by the LORD.
How then can anyone understand their own way?
~ Proverbs 20 : 24 NIV

The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but victory rests with the LORD.
~ Proverbs 21 : 31 NIV

Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.
~ Proverbs 27 : 1 NIV

Since no one knows the future,
who can tell someone else what is to come?
~ Ecclesiastes 8 : 7 NIV

A Common Destiny for All
So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them.
~ Ecclesiastes 9 : 1 NIV

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed[a] in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
~ Ecclesiastes 11 : 5 NIV

Boasting About Tomorrow
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.” 14) Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
~ James 4 : 13 – 14 NIV

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