Meditations on Christ the Redeemer

And now, dear friends, we have arrived upon high ground again. The man is now restored. He says in verse 24 (Psalm 73): “Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory.” As if he should say, “Lord, I have had enough of guiding myself. Lord, I took my case into my own hands, and I was led by my own reasonings; and bitter indeed has been the result. O Lord, by Thy grace, there shall be no more of this. Thou shalt guide me henceforth. I will not trust my own wisdom any more. I will follow implicitly the teachings of Thy blessed Word, and the happy result will be, that afterwards I shall be received into glory.” And then the whole closes with the most joyful expressions of confidence and love and hope. “Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Rev. L. H. Wiseman (d. 1875)