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IV. QUAR., LESSON VI., NOV. 6, ACTS 12:1-17
This lesson enforces the thought of God’s power to help his servants when his wise purposes can best be served by so doing.
It does not teach us, however, that all of God’s servants will be miraculously delivered, nor that the same servant will be so dealt with on every occasion: For was not James, whom Herod killed, also a servant of God? See verses 1 and 2.
The lesson to be learned is concerning God’s ability to do whatever may please him. Then, if confident of his love, as all should be who have intelligently accepted God’s gift to men in Christ our Lord, we have only to rely upon divine wisdom to feel perfectly content, whatever may come upon us,—realizing that all things are working together for good to them that love God—to those who are called according to his purpose.—Rom. 8:28.
— October 1, 1892 —