Bitter Medicine Produces Healthy Hearts

“God always deals mercifully with His own people, so that His correction proves their cure.  Not that His paternal regard is always visible, but that in the end it will be shown that His chastisements, so far from being deadly, serve the purpose of a medicine, which, though it produce a temporary debility, rids us of our malady, and renders us healthy and vigorous.” –John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559)

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