The Promises of God: A Shield

“He, therefore, teaches us by his example, that as often as we are weighed down by adversity, or involved in very great distress, we ought to meditate upon the promises of God, in which the hope of salvation is held forth to us, so that ending ourselves by this shield, we may break through all the temptations which assail us.” -John Calvin on Psalm 4

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A Christian’s Source of Courage

“As the power of God is infinite, so they [God’s people] conclude that it shall be invincible against all the  assaults, outrages, preparations, and forces of the whole world. And,   indeed, unless we ascribe this honor to God, our courage shall be always failing us.” -John Calvin, on Psalm 3