Sunday, April 21, 2013

The godly man's crosses, losses and sorrows

It is not outward prosperity which the Christian most desires and values; it is soul prosperity which he longs for. Even in adversity, there is a true prospering, for it is often for the soul's health--that we would be poor, afflicted and tried. Our worst things--are often our best things! As there is a curse wrapped up in the wicked man's mercies--so there is a blessing concealed in the godly man's crosses, losses and sorrows. The trials of the saint are a divine husbandry, by which he grows and brings forth abundant fruit.

(Charles Spurgeon, "Treasury of David")

No comments: