The Danger of an Apathetic Faith

"How great a pleasure is it to discern how the most wise God is providentially steering all to the port of His own praise and His people's happiness, whilst the whole world is busily employed in managing the sails and tugging at the oars with a quite opposite design and purpose! To see how they promote His design by opposing it, and fulfill His will by resisting it, enlarge His church by scattering it, and make their rest come the more sweet to their souls by making their condition so restless in the world. This is pleasant to observe in general: But to record and note its particular designs upon ourselves; with what profound wisdom, infinite tenderness, and incessant vigilancy it hath managed all that concerns us from first to last is ravishing and transporting."

-- John Flavel (1627-1691)

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