Why Did God Put A Crook In The Lot?

But in Thomas Boston’s usage the crook is the crooked, that is the uncomfortable, discontenting aspects of a person’s life, the things that the Puritans called losses and crosses, and that we speak of as the stones in our shoe, the thorns in our bed, the burrs under the saddle, and the complaints we have to live with; and the lot is the providentially appointed path that God sets each of his servants to travel. Read more»

J. I. Packer, in Thomas Boston, The Crook in the Lot: Living with That Thorn in Your Side (pp. 7-8)


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