Theodorus VanderGroe on God as man’s only source of comfort

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Therefore, when the instructor speaks here of man’s only comfort, it is abundantly clear that he has in mind only true believers, who, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, have received true self-knowledge as to the depth of their inability and misery. Such have become deeply troubled and sorrowful about this, and no longer are able to be at peace with themselves.

Instead, being truly lost, wretched, and poor in spirit, they have looked outside of themselves and taken refuge only to the free grace of God in Christ Jesus for their comfort and deliverance. So the instructor has in mind true believers who truly know themselves to be poor and wretched, and it is concerning them that he inquires into what their comfort consists in regard to such misery. ...

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