Patience, Meekness, Resignation, and Holy Cheerfulness

Job and his friends

Thomas Boston, Works, 5:607:

Learn to bear troubles in the world with a Christian patience, meekness, resignation, and holy cheerfulness. This doth exceedingly tend to the honour of God; as you see exemplified in the worthies mentioned, Heb. 11. There is a despising of the chastening of the Lord, wherein the proud and foolish scorn to be lowered by the rebukes of Providence, wherein the atheism of the heart and contempt of God appears. There is a fainting under the rebukes of Providence, wherein unbelief appears. Both are dishonourable to God, and to be guarded against, Heb. 12:5. The middle course is to God’s honour.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f25/bear-troubles-honour-god-84574/, Comment #1

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