Friday, April 7, 2017

Like Sugar in Our Tea

God will display His wisdom in promoting the eternal welfare of all His children. God's ways are not our ways. They are always profoundly wise; and His wisdom will in the end stand conspicuous and glorious in His paternal dealings with all of His children.

Beloved, if God is our Father, He will chastise us!  We need it! We deserve it!  We shall have it! But He will mix mercy with every affliction. Like sugar in our tea, it sometimes lies at the bottom, and needs stirring up!  But there is always mercy there! A cup of unmixed wrath was put into the hands of Jesus that such a cup might never be put into our hands!

There is sweetness, in the bitterest cup which our Father gives us! Let us therefore look for the sugar as we sip the bitter potion!

[James Smith]


Matthew 6:32 ... (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Hebrews 12:7 ... If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Proverbs 3:11-12 ...  My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:  For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.❤