Spurgeon: The best proof of intelligence

Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;  all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!

IQ_curveMen may know and be very orthodox, they may talk and be very eloquent, they may speculate and be very profound; but the best proof of their intelligence must be found in their actually doing the will of the Lord.

  • The former part of the psalm taught us the doctrine of God’s nature and character, by describing his works:
  • the second part supplies the practical lesson by drawing the inference that to worship and obey him is the dictate of true wisdom.

We joyfully own that it is so. His praise endureth for ever. The praises of God will never cease, because his works will always excite adoration, and it will always be the wisdom of men to extol their glorious Lord.