The word “plan” appears 205 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most powerful Bible scriptures on planning.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
1 Corinthians 14:12
So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:40
But all things should be done decently and in order.
1 Timothy 4:7
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness.
For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.
But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.