Monday, October 12, 2009

Scougal on The Obedience of Christ

"For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Romans 5:19).

The Puritan Henry Scougal reflects on the obedience of Christ in The Life of God in the Soul of Man:

He endured the sharpest of all afflictions and extremest miseries that ever were inflicted on any mortal, without repining thought or discontented word; for though he was far from a stupid insensibility, or a fantastic or stoical obstinacy, and had as quick a sense of pain as other men, and the deepest apprehension of what he was to suffer in his soul, as his "bloody sweat and sore amazement" which he professed do abundantly declare, yet did he entirely submit himself to that severe dispensation of Providence, and willingly acquiesce in it (p. 51).

May the Lord help us as we learn in the school of Christ to be obedient during times of suffering.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle
Note: Evangel article 10.13.09

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