The School of Trial

“Now, the school of trial is the school of spiritual knowledge. We grow in a knowledge of ourselves, learning more of our superficial attainments, shallow experience, and limited grace. We learn, too, more of our weakness, emptiness, and vileness, the ploughshare of trial penetrating deep into the heart and throwing up its veiled iniquity. And oh, how does this deeper self-knowledge lay us low, humble and abase us; and when our self-sufficiency and our self-seeking and our self-glorying is thus mowed down,  the showers of the Savior’s grace descend as rain upon the mown grass and so we advance in knowledge and holiness heavenward.”

Octavius Winslow, from his “Help Heavenward, p. 69

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