This lesson begins a study through Thomas Boston’s “The Crook in the Lot” which is a study on the sovereignty and wisdom of God displayed in the afflictions of men. In this lesson we learn that the only way to behave Christianly under our affliction is to see that God has brought it and that we cannot change it. This view, which is attained only by faith, will help us to submit willingly under the rod and trust God for His wise care.


Dr. James La Belle

Pastor La Belle was born in Florida, raised in Alabama until he was 15 years old, and then lived in Washington until he was 30, when he and his family left for Seminary in Philadelphia. He and his wife Chantry have been married for 24 years and have 7 children from ages 19 to 9: River, Schylie, Forrest, Terra, Sandy, Rocky, and Chantry. Pastor La Belle has published two books with Joel Beeke (Living by God's Promises and Living Zealously), with a third forthcoming (Living for God's Glory in Marriage) and is currently working on a Doctorate in Puritan Studies.

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