Saturday, January 11, 2014

the discipline of the cross

Charles Bridges in The Christian Ministry:

The discipline of the cross is most needful to repress the overweening confidence of presumption; to establish an habitual confidence in the Divine promises; to prove the power of faith, the privileges of prayer, and the heavenly support of the word of God; and to furnish us with ‘the tongue of the learned;’ that, from our own experience of the difficulties and supports of our Christian warfare, we ‘should know how,’ after the Master’s example, ‘to speak a word in season to him that is weary.’ 

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