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¬ďWhen present affliction strips us of all earthly comforts, so that we can adopt Habbakuk¬ís words; if it makes us look with in the veil and hear Christ saying, ¬ĎAm I not better than all My gifts?¬í then affliction is a blessing.
How far will the blessing go?
It worketh out for us an eternal weight of glory.
Affliction for a moment, then an eternity of glory to recompense it!
Instead of there being just a possibility that the affliction may do you good, Paul says ¬ďIt is beyond measure efficacious. You could not do without it.¬í
To Paul the heaviest affliction seemed but a feather resting on his soul, because he lived so much within the veil.
If we cannot, like him, say ¬ĎOur light affliction,¬í let us try to say at any rate, ¬ĎIt is but for a moment.¬í ¬ď