Many years ago, Matthew Henry, a well-known Bible scholar, was robbed of his wallet. Knowing that it was his duty to give thanks in everything, he meditated on this incident and recorded the following in his diary:
“Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before; second, because although he took my purse, he did not take my life; third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”
I guess all those years writing commentaries transformed him to be more like Jesus.
What do you take for granted that you would complain about losing if it was gone tomorrow?
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