Guide For Life
By G. Campbell Morgan
I distinctly remember the day when I left home to face life, amid its crowded ways, for myself. My father, whose philosophy was certainly that of Hebrew wisdom, gave me these verses: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on thine understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths,” as providing a complete guide for life.
Looking back over the intervening years I know he was right. In them there has been much failure, many turnings aside from the straight highway, many devious and many sorrowful wanderings, have resulted from leaning on one’s understanding. The measure in which I have trusted Jehovah, and acknowledged Him, has been the measure of walking in the paths of real life. Doubt of God, pride of intellect, and independence in volition, these are the things which blight.
Paths chosen for us by God all lead onward and upward, even when they seem to turn about us in inextricable confusion, and to move downward to the valleys of humiliation and suffering. He is the All-wise, and to Him Wisdom is the way by which love gains the victory.