Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Idolatry, trials and grace

"Each one of us hath a whore and idol besides our Husband Christ"

"The world, and the things of the world, Madam, is the lover ye naturally affect beside your own husband Christ. The hedge of thorns and the wall which God buildeth in your way, to hinder you from this lover, is the thorny hedge of daily grief, loss of children, weakness of body, iniquity of the time, uncertainty of estate, lack of worldly comfort, fear of God's anger for old unrepented-of sins. What lose ye, if God twist and plait the hedge daily thicker?"

"Grace tried is better than grace, and it is more than grace; it is glory in its infancy"

Samuel Rutherford

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