Remedy of the Cross

The_Doctor_Luke_Fildes_crop“…lest in the unmeasured abundance of our riches we go wild; lest, puffed up with honors, we become proud; lest, swollen with other good things–either of the soul or of the body, or of fortune–we grow haughty, the Lord himself, according as he sees it expedient, confronts us and subjects and restrains our unrestrained flesh with the remedy of the cross.  And this he does in various ways in accordance with what is healthful for each man. For not all of us suffer in equal degree from the same diseases or, on that account, need the same harsh cure.  From this it is to be seen that some are tried by one kind of cross, others by another.  But since the heavenly physician treats some more gently but cleanses others by harsher remedies, while he wills to provide for the health of all, yet he leaves no one free and untouched, because he knows that all, to a man, are diseased.”  –John Calvin “Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion” Vol I/ p. 706

https://stilltheyspeak.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/remedy-of-the-cross/

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