Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Rutherford: shaping the stones

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    Feast of Peter & Paul, Apostles
    Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
    —James 1:4 (NIV)
    Faith hath cause to take courage from our very afflictions; the devil is but a whetstone to sharpen the faith and patience of the saints. I know that he but heweth and polisheth stones all this time for the New Jerusalem.
    ... Samuel Rutherford (1600-1664), Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Edinburgh: William Whyte & Co., 1848, letter, March 9, 1637, p. 218 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 1:2-4; Ps. 37:7-9; Hab. 2:4; Luke 21:17-19; Rom. 5:3-4; 8:25; Gal. 6:9; Col. 1:10-12; 1 Pet. 2:21-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may You shape me in Your image.
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