Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Grou: suffering

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    Commemoration of George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
    —James 1:12 (ESV)
    The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself, as our own inherent spirit of resistance to it.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 183 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 1:12; Ps. 94:12; 119:71; Heb. 12:7-8; Jas. 1:2-4; 5:11; Rev. 3:19
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have implanted Your love in me, that I may cease to struggle against Your perfect will.
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