Fretting Against God a Frequent Sin
Proverbs 19:3
The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

Men are oftener guilty of this sin than they imagine. Our hearts fret against the Lord by fretting at the ministers and instruments of His providence; and therefore, when the people murmured against Moses in the wilderness, he tells them that their murmuring was not against him and his brother Aaron, but against the Lord. Instead of fretting, it is our duty to accept of the punishment of our iniquity, and to bless God that matters are not so bad with us as we deserve. If our troubles come upon us without any particular reason from our own conduct, yet reflections upon God would be very unjust. Job's troubles were extremely grievous, and as they came upon him without cause in himself, he was made to acknowledge his great folly in reflecting upon God for his distresses.

(G. Lawson, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

WEB: The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.

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