Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Newton: thankfulness for trials

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
    —1 Corinthians 11:32 (NIV)
    Trials ... are medicines, which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes, because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires... Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.
    ... John Newton (1725-1807), in a letter, 1787, The Aged Pilgrim’s Triumph over Sin and the Grave, p. 43-44 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 11:32; Heb. 12:5-7; Eze. 20:37; John 16:20; Heb. 12:5-8; Jas. 1:2-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have blessed me with Your correction.
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