[July 2]
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:...And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us. Romans 5:1, 3-5
THIS thought is very precious to us as new creatures. "The peace of God which passeth all understanding" is to rule and keep our minds and hearts! ...We have peace, no matter what the outward conditions may be. The trials and difficulties of life come to the Lord's people commingled with joys—the rain and storm, then the sunshine. They enjoy all righteous pleasures that are in harmony with their consecration. They learn to cultivate patience in trial, knowing that patience works out experience, and experience works out more and more that hope which maketh not ashamed. Z'16-102 R5879:2(Hymn 312A)