[God’s] goodness, kindness, love, tenderness. Our souls must submit themselves to believe all these to be in all God’s dispensations. I shall but name that one place wherein the apostle disputes for it, Heb. 12:1-6 ; and add that wherewith Hosea closes his declaration of God’s various dispensations and dealings with his people, chap. 14:9.
This, now, it is to humble our souls to the law of God’s providence in all his dispensations,—to fall down before his sovereignty, wisdom, righteousness, goodness, love, and mercy. And without this frame of heart, there is no walking with God; unless we intend to come into his presence to quarrel with him,—which will not be for our advantage.