Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?…
I. THE TEXT IN ITS NEGATIVE BEARINGS.
1. Appeal to Scripture (Proverbs 16:9; Jeremiah 10:23).
2. Appeal to history. Hazael (2 Kings 8:11).
3. Appeal to your own experience.Is it not true that when you trust to your own strength you are apt to trifle with temptation?
II. THE TEXT IN ITS POSITIVE BEARINGS. "Man's goings are of the Lord." His goings in the path of duty are. What is true of duty is true also of the conduct of life. From this gather encouragement, and nourish humility. Check all presumptuous schemes as to the future.
(A. Nicholson, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?