Wisdom Wednesday – Proverbs 21:1 – Who’s Really in Control?

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Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.”

Who really has power in the world? At first glance, it appears that those who are elected into office or who inherit great places of authority. God’s Word tells us a different story. Our text says that a king’s heart is but a tool in the Lord’s hands.

That means that God can change men’s minds, any time He wills. The man of power can be very opposed to something one minute and have quite a different opinion in another minute. God can do that. God can open men’s eyes and help them to see the end of their way and give them grace to make a change in direction. This is no difficult task. It is like a child playing with bath water. God is able to redirect any man’s steps.

Do not be tricked into thinking that because a man is known for something or seems unlikely to ever change his position on a particular issue that things will always be that way. If we doubt that a man can change, then we are likely doubting the Lord who is mightier than any man’s ways.

When we look to those who hold authority, let us never forget who gives it and who takes it away. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will have the final word.

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3 thoughts on “Wisdom Wednesday – Proverbs 21:1 – Who’s Really in Control?

  1. Brian Fletcher

    Hi Garrett,
    A friend of mine posted a link to your blog on Facebook, and you’re name caught my attention. Are you the same Garrett Kell who lived in Durham, North Carolina, back in the 1980s, attended Eno Valley Elementary School, and whose father ran Alexander’s Restaurant on Hillsborough Road?

    1. garrettk Post author

      I am…your name sounds so familiar. I moved away in 5th grade. Where are you living now? Feel free to add me on Facebook, we can catch up. Hope you are doing well.


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