October 2, 2008

Enriching Bruises

I think this is a remarkable analogy for believers to consider:
If a man should throw a bag of money at another, and in throwing it should hurt him a little and raise the skin, he will not take it unkindly, but will look upon it as a fruit of love. Just so, when God bruises us with affliction, it is to enrich us with the golden graces and comforts of his Spirit. All is in love.
Thomas Watson, The Doctrine of Repentance (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1987), 50.

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