Using Biblical Discernment in Every Day Life

We must interpret the mysterious providences of God not by reason or observation, but by the Word.

A.W. Pink

HT: challies.com

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Faith Is NOT Fatalism

There is a sulking submission and there is a cheerful submission. There is a fatalistic submission which takes this attitude—this is inevitable, so I must bow to it; and there is a thankful submission, receiving with gratitude whatever God may be pleased to send us. “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Thy statutes” (Ps. 119:71). The Psalmist viewed his chastisements with the eye of faith, and doing so he perceived the love behind them. Remember that when God brings His people into the wilderness it is that they may learn more of His sufficiency; when He casts them into the furnace it is that they may enjoy His presence.

Arthur Pink, Subjection Under God’s Chastisement