Our Need for Trials

Tim Challies posted a wonderful excerpt from Theodore Cuyler’s God’s Light on Dark Clouds. Here’s one part that especially struck me:

There is a great want in all God’s people who have never had the education of sharp trial. There are so many graces that can only be pricked into us by the puncture of suffering, and so many lessons that can only be learned through tears, that when God leaves a Christian without any trials, He really leaves him to a terrible danger. His heart, unplowed by discipline, will be very apt to run to the tares of selfishness and worldliness and pride.

Read more at Challies.com

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