A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.
1. The originality of Christ. It is easy to smile on the strong and prosperous: Christ's smiles were for the weak.
2. The love of Christ is the root of His tenderness, This brought Him from the land of glory; He came to save man.
3. How practical Christ's teaching.
4. But in dealing with bruised reed and dim wick, tenderness must be wise not to break the reed and quench the wick. No unwise precipitancy.
5. His work is not merely negative. He will do more than not break; He will strengthen. His work is perfect.
(C. T. Coster.)
Parallel VersesKJV: A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.