God’s Heavenly Throne

“When, therefore, deceit, craft, treachery, cruelty, violence, and extortion reign in the world; in short, when all things are thrown into disorder and darkness by injustice and wickedness, let faith serve as a lamp to enable us to behold God’s heavenly throne, and let that sight suffice to make us wait in patience for the

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Sickness and the Saint

“If the believer should be afflicted by illness, he must not be so stung by the severity of his hardship that he erupts in impatience and demands from God an explanation. Rather, he must, considering the justice and gentleness of God’s discipline, recall himself to patience.” John Calvin, A Little Book on the Christian Life,

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Calvin on Psalm 115:1

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory.” Psalm 115:1 “It must also be noticed, that their humility and modesty prevent them from openly complaining of their distresses, and that they do not begin with a request for their own deliverance, but for the glory of God.” John

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Sickness & Providence

“Diseases neither come upon us by chance, nor are to be ascribed to natural causes alone, but are to be viewed as God’s messengers executing His commands; so that we must believe that the same Person that sent them can easily remove them, and for this purpose He has only to speak the word.” John

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