Sunday, October 18, 2015

In God's School

The believer is called to exercise a meek and quiet spirit, in reference to all God's providential dealings towards him. In the course of God's providence, he may be raised to great prosperity or he may be reduced to deep poverty and distress. In either case, he is still meek and quiet towards God.

But meekness is more peculiarly appropriate in the season of
adversity and trial. Such seasons every Christian has experienced, and many yet expect. It is through great tribulation that we must enter the Kingdom. If all men are born to trouble, the Christian is doubly sure of his share, for "whom the Lord loves, He chastens; and scourges every son whom He receives." At such seasons, and especially if the trial is very severe, or suddenly sent, or long-continued, the disciple is in God's school, learning a practical lesson of no easy attainment even the lesson of meekness and quietness towards God. His clearest duty is that of resigned submission, of uncomplaining acquiescence in God's will.

[James Buchanan]

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Psalm 39:9 ... I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Hebrews 12:6 ... For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

1 Peter 3:4 ... But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.❤