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Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.


It seems in these days that the number one battle we face is our own thoughts in our own heads. Perhaps you have figured this Christianity thing out and have perfect control of your thoughts and never fight this kind of battle. However we human beings still fight this battle on a day to day basis. Even if you feel like you’re doing a good job of controlling your thoughts, how many times have you suddenly realized that it’s been several hours since you had a conscious thought about the LORD? What happened in the interlude since you had that last conscious thought of the LORD? Were the thoughts you had in between established by the LORD?


To establish means to set up and to erect. It means to direct and to create. You see, Jesus Christ is big enough to establish, to set up and to erect, to direct and to create my thoughts. He is even big enough to do that in the unconscious part of my heart. All I have to do is commit my works unto the LORD and then trust Him to do His part which is to establish my thoughts.


When Pharaoh dreamed about the coming famine, Joseph told Pharaoh that the thing had been established by God. It was the LORD who established Pharaoh’s thoughts and caused his dream to be erected and established. If the LORD would do that for a Pharaoh who didn’t know Him, how much more will He do it for His children who do know Him?


My part is just to commit my works unto the LORD. In Genesis 6:14 the LORD said to Noah, “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.” He said Noah make thee an ark. Make thee or work. Noah obeyed God and then committed the work unto the LORD. After we have done the will of God we must commit what we’ve done unto the LORD and then as we trust Him He establishes our thoughts. We may have no idea where the storm is going to carry us just like Noah didn’t know where he was going to end up. But Noah’s thoughts got established as he committed his works unto the LORD because the first thing he did when he came off that ark was to build an altar and sacrifice to the LORD.


Obey the LORD and then commit your works to the LORD. He will establish your thoughts.