[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
It is true that he gives all things; he sustains and preserves everyone. But if you do not want to use what you are able to put to use, that is tempting God. It is his will that you put to use what you have at hand, that which he has given you and placed at your disposal, not that you close your mouth and let his creation go. He has given it to you. He will not perform a miracle for you when it is not necessary.
Posted by Jeff on 08.24.2011
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