Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We need God's wisdom in a world such as this


A man must be prudent in such a world as this. He will soon cut his feet if he do not pick his steps. He will soon tear his garments with thorns and briars if he do not choose his way. This is a land full of enemies; we must be wise, or the arrow will suddenly find out a vulnerable place in our armor. We must be cautious, for we are not travelling in noon-day on the king’s highway, but rather at night-fall, and we may, therefore, be attacked by robbers, and may lose our precious treasures. He who is in a wilderness, and in a wilderness infested with robber bands, must handle matters wisely
if he would find good.

From a sermon entitled "Trust In God - True Wisdom," delivered May 12, 1861. Flickr photo by Angela Sevin; some rights reserved.

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