Monday, October 10, 2005

CQOD: 10/12/05 -- Newton: thankfulness for trials

Christian Quotation of the Day

October 12, 2005
Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
    And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:

        "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline,
            and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
        because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
            and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
    -- Hebrews 12:5-7 (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.
    ... Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make a grateful heart in me for the trials I must endure.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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