The whole design of Satan is to devour and destroy souls. He always is contriving whom he may insnare to eternal ruin (Job1:7 And the Lord said unto Satan. Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.) Where God gives, grace, to be humble, he will give wisdom, faith, and holiness. To deal with those moments when we cross paths with Satan as he walks up and down and goes to and fro in the earth.
I have drawn this commentary from Matthew Henry (1662-1774) who prepares us for the acknowledgement and acceptance of God’s wisdom, faith, and holiness.
To be humble, and subject to our reconciled God, will bring greater comfort to the soul than the gratification of pride and ambition. But it is to be in due time; not in thy fancied time, but God’s own wisely appointed time.
What difficulties will not the firm belief of his wisdom, power, and goodness get over! Then be humble under his hand. ***Cast “all you care;” personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourselves, for others, for the Assembly, on God.***
These are burdensome, and often very sinful, when they arise from unbelief and distrust, when they torture and distract the mind, unsettle us for duties, and hinder our delight in the service of God.
The remedy is, ***to cast our care upon God,*** and leave every event to his wise and gracious disposal. A firm belief that the Divine will and counsels are right calming the spirit of a man. Truly the godly too often forget this and fret themselves to no purpose.
Refer all to God’s disposal. The golden mines of all spiritual comfort and good are wholly his, and the Spirit itself. Then, will he not furnish what is fit for us, if we humbly attend on him, and lay the care of providing for us, upon his wisdom and love?
What a gracious Lord we have, again through our newly found gifts, the “Eyes of Faith,” leads us to the “The Beauty of Holiness” which in turn reveals humbleness brings us to “The Golden Mines” where we find all Spiritual Comfort, and God caring and providing, for all our needs.
May our Father bless fill and keep all in peace as we journey forward.
Please share and bless as many as you can. Cast your light and nets into the darkness.