Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A measure of trials is necessary
John Newton's Letters)

A measure of trials is necessary for the exercise and manifestation of your graces; to give you a more convincing proof of the truth and sweetness of the promises made to a time of affliction; to mortify the body of sin; and to wean you more effectually from the world.

Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need.

1 comment:

sarahdodson said...

Good stuff here, Rebekah! You sure have a knack for coming up with some good quotes:) Hope you and baby and rest of family are doing well.