Through much tribulation

(James Smith, “No Comparison!” 1862) “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time–are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us!” Romans 8:18 Paul compares present sufferings—future glory. Believers are exposed to … Continued

It is thus

(J.C. Ryle) We are surrounded with much that is smiling and mirthful–that if we were not often obliged to taste of sickness, trials and disappointments–we would forget our heavenly home, and pitch our tents right in this Sodom! Therefore it is … Continued