Reade, "On Affliction")
Sanctified affliction has a twofold
Like the wintry blast, it kills the noxious
weeds of . . .
While, like the genial warmth of summer, it
nourishes all the kindly graces of the Spirit . . .
When affliction renders a man humble, and
resigned to the will of God; when it tends to
wean him from the world, and produces a
change in his whole spirit and conduct; it is
because the God of all grace is employing it
as a means whereby to lead him, through
the accompanying power of the Spirit, to