God Established the Law of Sowing and Reaping
6 He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, brings his sheaves with him.
· If God save us by Cyrus, it is no less his deliverance than if he sent Samson, Jephtha, Ehud or David to our side.
· “So far as I have observed the course of God’s providence with me, such of my labors as have been performed in the greatest straits, and under the greatest difficulties, have had the happiest issue.”
· There is no more precious fruit gathered from earth than that which springs from seed sown in tears, and pain, and sighing, and persecution.
· “We infants in grace, we poor little children, under our tears and our sighs understand not the voice, or the mind, or the will of our heavenly Father in these afflictions.” (Luther)