I want to propose three questions to help you evaluate the present year and three questions to help you plan for the next.
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The goodness of God is unending and by learning of Him we see His tender mercy towards us (Psalm 25:4-10). 4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for…
?I hope when this letter comes, it will find you and your’s comfortable, and your heart and mouth full of gratitude to Him who crowneth the year with His goodness.
Well, these returning years each bear away a large portion of our time, and the last year cannot be far off. Oh, that precious name which can enable a sinner to think of his last year and his last hour without dismay!
What do we owe to Him who has disarmed death of its sting and horrors, and shown us the land of light and immortality beyond the grave! May He be with us in the new year.
Yea, He has promised He will be with us, even unto death. Therefore, though we know not what a day may bring forth, we need fear no evil; for He knows all, and will provide accordingly.
Oh, what a relief is it…
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?The Lord held to this orderly plan in administering the covenant of His mercy: as the day of full revelation approached with the passing of time, the more He increased each day the brightness of its manifestation.
Accordingly, at the beginning when the first promise of salvation was given to Adam (Gen. 3:15) it glowed like a feeble spark.
Then, as it was added to, the light grew in fullness, breaking forth increasingly and shedding its radiance more widely. At last? when all the clouds were dispersed? Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, fully illumined the whole earth.?
?John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (ed. John T. McNeill; trans. Ford Lewis Battles; vol. 1; The Library of Christian Classics; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), 1: 446. (2.10.20)
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