GraceGems Devotional from 2007

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A divine chemistry

(Thomas Watson, “Body of Divinity“)

“For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory!” 2Co 4:17

The wisdom of God is seen in making the most desperate evils, work to the good of His children. As several poisonous ingredients, wisely tempered by the skill of the apothecary, make a sovereign medicine—so God makes the most deadly afflictions work together for the good of His children. He uses severe afflictions to purify them, and prepare them for heaven.

These hard frosts hasten the spring flowers of glory! The wise God, by a divine chemistry, turns our afflictions into cordials. He makes His people gainers by losses; and turns their crosses into blessings!

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