This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
When you see a plan in an architect's office that is very new and very pretty to look at, you say, "Ah! nothing has been done with it"; but when you see a plan that is smudgy and torn and almost broken through where it has been folded, you know that the man has done something with it. When Dr. Guthrie wanted his ragged schools founded, he called on a certain minister, who said, "Well, you know, Mr. Guthrie, there is nothing very new in your scheme; I and Mr. So-and-so have been thinking over a similar plan to yours for the last twenty years" "Oh, yes," said Dr. Guthrie, "I dare say; but you have never carried it out." So some people are always thinking over some very fine plan of their own; but while the grass grows the steed starves. Now me God who plans, also works.
( C. H. Spurgeon.).
Parallel VersesKJV: This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.