Do Not Sin in Your Sufferings

Do Not Sin in Your Sufferings

Psalm 4:4; Matthew 6:14; 18:21–35; Ephesians 4:26

Keep God’s covenant in your trials. Hold yourself by His blessed word, and do not sin. Flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting. Forgive a hundred pence to your fellow servant, because your Lord has forgiven you ten thousand talents. For I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin and offend your Lord in your sufferings.

Samuel Rutherford (1600 – 1661)