1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
Solomon’s ships had returned in safety but Jehoshaphat’s vessels never reached the land of gold.
Providence prospers one, and frustrates the desires of another, in the same business and at the same spot—yet the Great Ruler is as good and wise at one time as another.
May we have grace today, in the remembrance of this text, to bless the Lord for ships broken at Eziongeber, as well as for vessels freighted with temporal blessings.
Let us not envy the more successful, nor murmur at our losses as though we were singularly and specially tried.
Like Jehoshaphat, we may be precious in the Lord’s sight, although our schemes end in disappointment.