Proverbs 20:24-25 (ESV)
24 A man’s steps are from the Lord;
how then can man understand his way?
25 It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,”
and to reflect only after making vows.
Although unjust things occur, those who trust in the Lord do not need to live in fear, since God is sovereign over all the ways of mankind. As creatures, humans will never outwit the Lord. People strategize and step forward, but God supersedes man’s plans. Wisdom advises against making quick vows regarding what we will and won’t do for the kingdom of God.The woman who serves habitually, without resorting to impulsive resolutions, lives balanced and with less regret. This wise woman looks to the Lord rather than others, including herself, to work everything together for his good. All are responsible for the decisions they make, and yet God determines how the affairs of men will end. You can push and plan all you want, but if God opposes your demands, they aren’t going to happen. The godly woman yields all, including her hopes, desires, and dreams, to the Lord’s faithful care.