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Friday, March 15, 2013

Afflictions Are But Medicines

 "The Way of Salvation Set Forth"

"The Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives." Hebrews 12:6 

The Christian may be chastened for his faults, and scourged for his follies--but he shall never be condemned along with the unregenerate world. 

To the Christian, afflictions are but medicines prepared with a Physician's skill, and presented by the kind hand of a Father's love. Nothing shall by any means hurt him--but all things shall work together for his eternal good. He need not fear anything--but sin. Whatever God sends, is in love. Whatever happens, is under a divine arrangement. Our light afflictions which are but for a moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory!

"Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:10-11

~James Smith~

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