1 Chronicles 19:13 (KJV)
Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.
I remember speaking with a young college student at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College about discerning God’s will. He was struggling over what was God’s will in a particular area of his life. My counsel was this; the definition of a man is one who, to the best of his knowledge, steps out to please God and then lives with his decision. This does not mean that he can never correct his course or change his mind about a certain thing but it does mean that he owns up to the consequences, good and bad, for his decisions.
This is the general thrust of Joab’s counsel in this passage. A man may not always know how things will end. All he can do is:
- Make his best decision
- Play his part well and
- Leave the results in the hands of the Lord
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1 Chronicles 19:13 (KJV) What a Man Can Do
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