God Turns Afflictions into Cordials

The wisdom of God is seen in making the most desperate evils turn to the good of His children. As several poison ingredients, wisely tempered by the skill of the artist make a sovereign medicine, so God makes the most deadly afflictions co-operate for the good of His children. He purifies them, and prepares them for heaven (II Cor. 4:17). These hard frosts hasten the spring flowers of glory. The wise God, by a divine chemistry, turns afflictions into cordials. He makes His people gainers by losses, and turns their crosses into blessings. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 75

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