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John Trapp on God’s General Love: By Way of His Comment on Acts 14:17

November 14, 2008

Trapp:

Verse. 17. He left not himself] Here they might object that God in suffering men so to wander, shewed not himself so kind and bountiful. The Apostle answers, that God had sufficiently sealed up his general love and goodness, in doing good, giving rain from heaven, &c. Stars are the store-houses of God’s treasure, which he opens to our profit, Deut. 28.12. By their influence they make a scatter of riches upon the earth, which good men gather, bad men scamble for. Every [one] of the heavenly bodies is a purse of gold, out of which God throws down riches and plenty upon the earth.

John Trapp, A Commentary or Exposition Upon all the Books of the New Testament (London: Printed by R.W. and are to be sold by Nath. Ekins, at the Gun in Pauls Church-yeard, 1656), 566.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    November 14, 2008 9:22 am

    Great material!

  2. CalvinandCalvinism permalink*
    November 14, 2008 12:33 pm

    Thanks,

    Trapp is a real gem. I found that comment about 15 years ago and had forgotten all about it. He is pithy, but, daringly I say, a better word-smith than Poole.

    God Bless,
    David

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