A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.
I. THE OBJECT.
1. A bruised reed — such as are convinced of their own weakness, vanity, and emptiness.
2. The smoking flax of the wick of a candle, wherein there is not only no profit, but some trouble and noisomeness.
II. THE ACT — "He shall not break... not quench."
III. THE CONTINUANCE OF IT — "Till He send forth judgment unto victory." Doctrine. True; though weak, grace shall be preserved, and in the end prove victorious.
1. The love of God is engaged in its preservation.
2. The power of God.
3. The holiness of God.
4. The wisdom of God.
5. The glory of God.Further, Christ is engaged in this work, as
(1) A purchaser of His people;
(2) An actual proprietor and possessor by way of
(a) donation from His Father;
(b) conquest of every gracious person;
(c) mutual consent and agreement;
(d) appointment to take care of every believer.Christ's charge was
(a) to redeem them;
(b) to be their governor;
(c) to receive them;
(d) to perfect them.
Parallel VersesKJV: A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.