Long-suffering and love to God

Love to God disposes men to have respect to the hand of God in the injuries they suffer and not only to the hand of men, and meekly to submit to his [God’s] will therin….love to God disposes him meekly to receive them and quietly to submit to them, to own that the greatest injuries which are ever received from men are justly ordered of God, and no more than he deserves, and so to be far from any rustle or tumult of mind on that account.

edwardsJonathan Edwards, Charity and its Fruits (emphasis mine)

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