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God washes and scours, trains and nurtures them!

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God washes and scours, trains and nurtures them!

(The Preacher’s Book)

Frankincense, when it is put into theĀ fire–gives off the greater perfume.Ā 

Spice, if it isĀ poundedĀ andĀ beaten–smells the sweeter.Ā 

The earth, when it is torn up with theĀ plough–becomes more fruitful.Ā 

The seed in the ground, afterĀ frostĀ andĀ snowĀ andĀ winter storms–grows the thicker.

The nearer the vine isĀ prunedĀ to the stock–the larger grapes it yields.

The grape, when it is mostĀ pressedĀ andĀ beaten–makes the sweetest wine.

Linen, when it isĀ washedĀ andĀ wrungĀ andĀ beaten–is so made fairer and whiter.Ā 

In the same way, the children of God receive great benefit by affliction–for by itĀ God washes and scours, trains and nurtures them.

“Every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit!”Ā John 15:2Ā 


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