Spurgeon: May PM* 05/05/PM
"He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso
trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."
Wisdom is man's true strength; and, under its guidance, he
best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the
matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment, and presents
the noblest occupation for his powers; hence by it he finds good
in the fullest sense. Without wisdom, man is as the wild ass's
colt, running hither and thither, wasting strength which might
be profitably employed. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to
steer across the trackless waste of life; without it he is a
derelict vessel, the sport of winds and waves. A man must be
prudent in such a world as this, or he will find no good, but be
betrayed into unnumbered ills. The pilgrim will sorely wound his
feet among the briers of the wood of life if he do not pick his
steps with the utmost caution. He who is in a wilderness
infested with robber bands must handle matters wisely if he
would journey safely. If, trained by the Great Teacher, we
follow where He leads, we shall find good, even while in this
dark abode; there are celestial fruits to be gathered this side
of Eden's bowers, and songs of paradise to be sung amid the
groves of earth. But where shall this wisdom be found? Many have
dreamed of it, but have not possessed it. Where shall we learn
it? Let us listen to the voice of the Lord, for He hath declared
the secret; He hath revealed to the sons of men wherein true
wisdom lieth, and we have it in the text, "Whoso trusteth in the
Lord, happy is he." The true way to handle a matter wisely is
to trust in the Lord . This is the sure clue to the most
intricate labyrinths of life, follow it and find eternal bliss.
He who trusts in the Lord has a diploma for wisdom granted by
inspiration: happy is he now, and happier shall he be above.
Lord, in this sweet eventide walk with me in the garden, and
teach me the wisdom of faith.