His Servants To Do Us Good

"Fading away". Oil painting attributed to E. Kennedy. Wellcome V0017586Hugh Binning, Works, p. 120:

There are many afflictions and miseries upon us, common to men: why are these not removed by Christ? I say, the evil of them is taken away, though themselves remain. Death is not taken away, but the sting of death is removed. Death, afflictions, and all, are overcome by Jesus Christ, and so made his servants to do us good. The evil of them is God’s wrath and sin, and these are removed by Jesus Christ. Now they would be taken away indeed, if it were not good they remained, for “all things work together for good to them that love God.”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89036-His-servants-to-do-us-good, Comment #1

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