That all of God’s men are immortal until God is through with them is a wonderful comforting thought for today. And when He is through with you, He will remove you from the earth.”
“Love to God, and the Divine Approbation” 1862
“Father, if You are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from Me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not Mine!” Luke 22:42
True love to God . . . produces sweet submission to His will, does not rebel at His difficult dispensations, does not resist the appointments of His wise and holy providence, will not permit us to call into question any part of His government, will not indulge a doubt respecting the rectitude of His proceedings.
True love to God says, “This trial, this affliction, this bereavement, this piercing cross–has been arranged by my Father in Heaven! He is infinitely wise, and infinitely good–He does all things well–I submit.”
Like Job, it says,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave–and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” Job 1:21