Jottings – With Regard to Cares and Trials
Commenting on 2 Timothy 1:3-8 ~~
“With regard to our cares and trials, Christ does not take us out of them: ‘I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world.’ While He leaves us in the world, He leaves us liable to all that is incident to man; but, in the new nature, teaches us to lean on God. The thought with us often is, that (because we are Christians) we are to get away from trials; or else, if in them, we are not to feel them. This is not God’s thought concerning us.”
Darby, John N. “The Spirit, Not of Fear, But of Power.” Practical No. 1. Addison, IL: Bible Truth Publishers, n.d. 31. Print. The Collected Writings of J N Darby, Vol. 16.
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