Friday, July 23, 2021

Dod: the end of afflictions

Friday, July 23, 2021
    Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373
    Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
    —1 Peter 4:12-13 (NIV)
    Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.
    ... John Dod (c.1549-1645), quoted in The Lives of the Puritans, v. III, Benjamin Brook, London: J. Black, 1813, p. 3 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 4:12-13; Ps. 103:9-10; John 15:21; 1 Thess. 3:2-3; Heb. 12:5-6
Quiet time reflection:
    Through Your chastening, Lord, I come to know that I am Your child.
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