Providence prospers one and frustrates the desires of another in the same business and at the same spot, yet the Great Ruler is as good and wise at one time as another.  May we have grace today, in the remembrance of this text, to bless the Lord for ships broken at Ezion-geber as well as for vessels freighted with temporal blessings.  Let us not envy the more successful nor murmur at our losses as though we were singularly and specially tried.  Like Jehoshapat, we may be precious in the Lord’s sight, although our schemes end in disappointment. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), from a meditation on 1 Kings 22.48.


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