“Hallelujah”! God is awesome!
“Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883
“As children will thank the tailor, and think they owe their new clothes to him rather than to their parent’s bounty–so we often look to the instrument of blessing, and thank that instead of God.”
Second causes must never be made to stand before the First Cause. Friends and helpers are all very well as servants of our Father–but our Father must have all our praise.
There is a similar evil in the matter of trials and afflictions. We are apt to be angry with the instrument of our affliction–instead of seeing the hand of God over all, and meekly bowing before it.
It was a great help to David in bearing with the railing Shimei–when he saw that God had appointed this provocation as a chastisement. He would not allow his hasty captains to take the scoffer’s head, but meekly…
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