holding all things in their created places, and bring¬
ing all things to God's desired standard. The sun
holds his place, the moon stays and moves in her
place; and every star, every planet, knows nothing
but to obey God, the Creator.
The clouds vail the heavens and water the earth
at his command, and at his orders they fall back
somewhere, God only knows, without any complaint.
The winds at his word bring themselves together and
roll across the heavens, beating upon the earth, rum¬
bling like chariots drawn by war-horses; and the
thunders at his command shake the earth and make
it appear as though the world were sinking in de¬
spair—none of these things have erred from the will
of the Almighty God since creation, which is a
guide to man if he will only take heed; to disobey
his Maker is to do what none of these do.
Thirdly: In his hand he holds the Bible, which is
a bright and shining light falling constantly upon
his path, that he may not wander in darkness. And
to do wrong he goes directly against its teachings.
Man to do wrong, dear brethren, has a great army
to fight. Well may Solomon say: " he wanders out
of the way of understanding,'' for he does go a poor
wanderer. A wanderer is one who goes without
knowing where he goeth. It was so with the prodi¬
gal son; with his alls upon his back, his father, his
best friend, behind him, he wandered out of the way