"THE LORD ALONE SHALL BE EXALTED." What is man? Lofty and haughty, men shall be bowed down and laid low. Never trust man, for his heart is deceitful; never expect from man, for he is an empty cistern; never follow man, for he is a false guide. Cursed be the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the Lord. Trust not in a friend. One object of trust is enough: He has all you want, and has offered to give whenever you ask. He never did deceive, He never can. It is impossible for God to lie. Looking to man, dishonours God; trusting in man is pouring contempt on His word; expecting from man, is overlooking His sovereignty. If you neglect this loving direction, expect to suffer; if you walk by it, your peace will be a river, and your soul like a well watered garden. He knows what is in man, you do not. He cautions you, because He loves you. He would save you from disappointment, sorrow, and woe. Come then to the conclusion of the prophet, "Therefore will I look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me." Never expect from man, but always from God.
Happy they who trust in Jesus!
Sweet their portion is, and sure:
When destruction others seizes,
God will keep His own secure:
Happy, though despised and poor.