Monday, October 22, 2007

I Bow to the Will of a Sovereign God

From a letter by J. H. Thornwell, about his acceptance to become the pastor the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, to Dr. R. J. Breckinridge, October 4, 1845:

Had it been in my power to choose my own field of labour, I should never have thought of leaving South Carolina; but I bow to the will of a sovereign God, and acquiesce, without a murmur, in the plain intimations of His providence.

The Life and Letters of James Henley Thornwell, first published in 1875, republished by the Banner of Truth, 1974, p. 268.

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