Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Samuel Rutherford on the Lord's Seemingly Harsh Dealings

"Let not the Lord's dealings seem harsh, rough, or unfatherly, because it is unpleasant. When the Lord's blessed will bloweth cross your desires, it is best in humility to strike sail to him and to be willing to be laid any way our Lord pleaseth; it is a point of denial of yourself, to be as if ye had not a will, but had made a free disposition of it to God, and had sold it over to him; and to make use of his will for yours own is both true holiness, and your ease and peace."

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