After all, if God is in control, why plan? If all of our plans are subject to God's sovereign rule, who needs to plan?!
Proverbs 16 shows how God's sovereignty includes our planning in his purposes. Likewise, Proverbs 16 talks about the role of the King - the Son of David ‚Äď in the life of God's people: "In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rains" (v15).
The gospel of John agrees: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men."
And so, as we plan and prepare for our future, we need to keep our eyes on the King!
The end of chapter 15 points both backwards and forwards in its themes; but it also points forward in using synthetic parallels ‚Äď like the following chapters.
Notice that the "light of the eyes" comment in verse 30 will be reflected later in 16:15, with the light of the king's face.
And at the heart of these four verses at the end of chapter 15 is the fear of the LORD...