5917 plans

5917 plans

Designs or schemes, prepared in advance of doing something. Scripture indicates the sovereign plans of God and the varied plans of men and women.

God’s plans

For judgment Jer 18:11 See also Nu 33:55-56; 2Ki 19:25-26; Job 23:14-16; Isa 25:1-2; Isa 37:26-27; Jer 26:3; La 2:17; Mic 2:3 Prophecies against the enemies of God’s people: Isa 14:24-27; Isa 19:12,17; Isa 23:8-9; Jer 49:20; Jer 50:45; Mic 4:11-13

For salvation Eph 1:11 See also Ps 40:5; Heb 11:40

For the tabernacle and the temple Ex 26:30-37 See also 1Ch 28:11-12,18-19; Eze 43:10-11

God’s plans are revealed to his people

Am 3:7 See also Ex 26:30; Jer 49:20-21

God’s plans are always fulfilled

Job 42:2 See also Ps 33:11; Isa 5:18-19; Isa 14:24-27; Isa 46:11

God may sometimes reverse his plans

Jer 36:3 See also Jer 18:5-10; Jer 26:3; Jnh 3:10

Plans of the wicked

Ps 64:5-6 See also 2Sa 17:1-4; 2Ki 16:10-11; Ps 140:2; Pr 14:22; Pr 30:32; Isa 30:1; Jer 18:12; Mic 2:1; Mt 28:12-13

Plans of the righteous

Pr 12:5 See also 1Ch 28:2; Ps 14:6; Pr 14:22; Pr 21:5; Isa 32:8; Ro 1:13; Ro 15:24; 2Co 1:15-17

Plans and the role of counsellors

Pr 15:22 See also Ezr 4:4-5; Pr 20:18

Malicious plans

Against other people 1Sa 18:25 See also 1Sa 23:10; Est 8:3; Ps 140:4; Jer 49:30

Against God’s servants Jer 18:18 See also Mt 22:15; Jn 12:10-11; Ac 9:23-24; Ac 27:42-43

Human plans are subject to God’s will

Jas 4:13-15; Ps 33:10 See also Ps 20:4; Ps 140:8; Ps 146:4; Pr 16:1-3,9; Pr 19:21; Pr 21:30; Ecc 9:10; Isa 8:10; Isa 19:3; Jer 19:7

See also

1115God, purpose of
1120God, repentance of
1130God, sovereignty
1160God, unchangeable
1175God, will of
2545Christ, opposition to
5817conspiracies
6510salvation
6694mystery
8124guidance
8734evil
9210judgment, God’s