Friday, February 17, 2012

When the going gets good!

Gratitude of mind for the favorable outcome of things, patience in adversity, and also incredible freedom from worry about the future all necessarily follow up this knowledge [the knowledge that God's providence includes his sovereignty in our times of prosperity]. Therefore whatever shall happen prosperously and according to the desire of his heart, God's servant will attribute wholly to God, whether he feels beneficence through the ministry of men, or has been helped by inanimate creatures. (Institutes 1.17.8, emphasis mine)

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV, emphasis mine)

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