Saturday, February 06, 2010
Wisdom Project 2/6
Proverbs 6 – NIV
Proverbs 6 – ESV
Proverbs 6:22 . . .
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
Solomon also tells us that true religion guides us under all circumstances. He says in the 22nd verse that when we are active, there is nothing like true godliness to help us: “When thou goest, it shall lead thee.” He tells us that when we are resting there is nothing better than this for our preservation: “When thou sleepest, it shall keep thee.” And when we are just waking, there is nothing better than this with which to delight the mind: “When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.” I do not intend to expand those three thoughts except just to say this, when thou art busiest, thy religion shall be thy best help. When thy hands are full of toil, and thy head is full of thought, nothing can do thee more service than to have a God to go to, a Savior to trust in, a heaven to look forward to. And when thou goest to thy bed to sleep or to be sick, thou canst have nothing better to smooth thy pillow and to give thee rest than to know that thou art forgiven through the precious blood of Christ, and saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation.
From: Charles Haddon Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, March 27th, 1887 (on Precept)
3 John 8