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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Affliction: Right View of

Our crosses are not made of iron, though painted sometimes with iron colors; they are formed of nothing heavier than wood. Yet they are not made of pasteboard, and will never be light in themselves, though our Lord can lighten them by his presence. The Papists foolishly worship pieces of wood supposed to be parts of the true cross; but he who has borne the really true cross, and known its sanctifying power, will value every sliver of it, counting his trials to be his treasures, his afflictions argosies of wealth, and his losses his best gains.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Affliction: Right View of'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/a/affliction-right-view-of.html. 1870.

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