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Grace is no target against affliction

Matthew 20:23 And be baptized.

Or ducked, washed (not drowned), as St Paul was in the shipwreck; or as the baptized child, which shakes off the water, or is dried after baptism. Continue reading “Grace is no target against affliction”

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I am yet in the dark, and know not the right cause wherefore thou afflictest me

Job 34: Ver. 32. That which I see not, teach thou me.

For I am yet in the dark, and know not the right cause wherefore thou afflictest me.

Herein men are very apt to mistake themselves, and when God calls one way to run another, as young Samuel did, i Sam. iii. 5. Continue reading “I am yet in the dark, and know not the right cause wherefore thou afflictest me”

Afflictions used to come as seals to instruction

Job 33:16 And sealeth their instruction.

Or, their correction, for they go together,

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord,
and teachest him out of thy law (Psalms 94:12);

Continue reading “Afflictions used to come as seals to instruction”

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