Monday, November 18, 2013

November 19

"Cursed is the ground for thy sake; . . . thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee." --(GEN. iii.17, 18)

SHORT of reprobation, there is no Divine curse upon sin within which does not lurk a blessing ready for penitents. And this, although "God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent:" yea, rather, even because He is that Lord Who changeth not, therefore we are not consumed.

Which truth the penal thorn illustrates: for a veritable thorn it is which bears the rose.

1 comment:

  1. All things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.