Friday Files: Benson on Proverbs 16:1

, posted by Godismyjudge

Benson’s comments on Proverbs 16:1 are short and sweet so here are his words:

Proverbs 16:1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.

That is, in short, 1st, Man may purpose; he hath a freedom of thought and of will permitted him; he may form his projects, and lay his schemes as he thinks best; but, after all, 2d, God disposeth ; he easily can, and often does, cross man’s purposes, and break his measures: nor can man proceed with success in any undertaking, nor carry into execution any design, without God’s assistance and blessing. It was a curse that was prepared in Balaam’s heart, but the answer of the tongue was a blessing.