Proverbs 16:1 Knowledge, Speech, And God’s Sovereignty.
Biblical epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, presupposes human thought within the sovereign will of God. Human beings do not cooperate with God in this exercise, rather, divine sovereignty establishes human freedom. God’s sovereign will is beyond human knowing, but He has given us the capacity to reason with the revelation He has given. When we plan and make decisions, it should always be with the caveat – “if the Lord wills.” “O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.” (Jer. 10:23) It is also the LORD who will give us the words to say when called upon to speak (Cf. Mt. 10:19).