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God Is Able

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (Matthew 3:9; also Luke 3:7-8)

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. (Romans 11:22-23)

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Cor. 9:7-8).

There is great consolation in the fact that "God is able." But the fact that God is able does not mean that God will always release us from an undesirable situation.

It is not that God CANNOT, but it may be best that God DOES NOT!
The advantage of PATIENCE:

In your patience possess ye your souls (Luke 21:19).

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing (James 1:4).

Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy (James 5:10-11).

Closely related is the advantage of ENDURANCE. The eleventh verse of the passage above also states, "Behold, we count them happy which ENDURE."

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Harry Cobb


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