Proverbs 16:20 AV
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good:
and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
Proverbs 16:20 NASB
He who gives attention to the word will find good,
And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Wisdom is man’s true strength; and, under its guidance, he accomplishes the ends of his being in the best way.
Wisely handling the matter of life gives a man the most joy, 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 up and down, wasting strength and energy, which could have been used in a profitably way.
Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste of life; without it he is like a adrift vessel, the prey of wind and waves.
A man must be prudent in this world, or he will find no good, but be betrayed into unnumbered ills.
The pilgrim will sorely wound his feet on the woods of life, if he does not pick his steps with caution.
He who is in a wilderness infested with robber bands must handle matters wisely if he would journey safely.
If, we let ourselves to be trained by the Great Teacher, and we follow Him wherever He leads, we shall find good.
Even while we are in this dark world; there are celestial fruits to be gathered, and songs of praise to be sung.
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 has declared the secret; he has revealed to the sons of men where true wisdom can be found, and we have it right here in today’s text, “Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he”, or “blessed is he who trusts in the Lord”.
The true way to handle a matter wisely is giving attention to the word, and trusting 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.
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