Category Archives: Proverbs

“Our library and our understanding” by Charles Bridges

“It is far more easy to furnish our library than our understanding.”

–Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1830/2005), 46.

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“In all your ways acknowledge Him” by Charles Bridges

“Let our confidence be uniform. In all thy ways acknowledge Him (Proverbs 3:6). Take one step at a time, every step under divine warrant and direction. Ever plan for yourself in simple dependence on God.

It is nothing less than self-idolatry to conceive that we can carry on even the ordinary matters of the day without His counsel. He loves to be consulted. Therefore take all thy difficulties to be resolved by Him.

Be in the habit of going to Him in the first place— before self-will, self-pleasing, self-wisdom, human friends, convenience, expediency. Before any of these have been consulted go to God at once.

Consider no circumstances too clear to need His direction. In all thy ways, small as well as great; in all thy concerns, personal or relative, temporal or eternal, let Him be supreme… This is indeed to walk with God as a Father. This is true faith.”

–Charles Bridges, A Commentary on Proverbs (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1846/1968), 24–25.

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