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Sin Not in Suffering

Keep God’s covenant in your trials. Hold you by His blessed word, and sin not. Flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting. Forgive an hundred pence to your fellow-servant, because your Lord hath forgiven you ten thousand talents. For I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin and offend your Lord in your sufferings.

—Samuel Rutherford
Letters of Samuel Rutherford (Edinburgh: Oliphant, 1891), 57–58.