Writings on Christianity

Our Prayers and God’s Eternal Decrees (Hugh Martin)

A helpful quote from Hugh Martin on how we must hold a BOTH & tension when it comes to how we think about God’s response to our prayers and His eternal decree of all that comes to pass:

“I must be allowed to “fill my mouth with argument,” and make every appeal to God to move in my cause which its urgent and clamant case suggests. And all the while, believing that His counsel is form from everlasting–that His counsel shall stand, and He shall do all His pleasure–that He is of one mind, and none can turn Him–believing this, and adoring, I am not to concern myself about how this can consist with my weakness, which cannot rise beyond finite forms of expression, and desire, and address, and expectation. Rather I must in this matter lay aside things too great for me, and seek to have my heart as a weaned child.” -Hugh Martin (Jonah p 292).

By Tom Schmidt

Christian, husband of Rach, Church Planter,musician,

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