Daily Devotional
Who Are You Committed To?

The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.

Proverbs 16:1-3

Ponder This

Nehemiah was a man who committed his works to the Lord. Nehemiah 1:11 says, “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant…; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Nehemiah, who had a prominent position in the king’s court, was about to risk his life to ask a favor of the king. Nehemiah was the king’s cupbearer. He’d come in and eat with the king, but before the king ate, the cupbearer would take a sip to confirm the drink was safe. Even with this elevated position in the world, Nehemiah cared more about the things of God.

Nehemiah committed his works to the Lord and was given the words to boldly ask the king to allow him to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the temple. He wasn’t content just to see the ruins and weep; he was committed to what the Lord called him to do. The king not only said yes, but also provided Nehemiah with supplies: “And the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me” (Nehemiah 2:8).

  • What is something you have committed to the Lord?
  • Why is it important to commit to the Lord?

Practice This

Write out plans you have for your life. Surrender them to God, committing to His desires over your own.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.