In this book, Thomas Boston (1676-1732) challenges us to consider God’s hand in the trials (the crook) appointed to us in our lot in life. Watson encourages us to maintain humility, patience, and faith that God will lift us up.
The Crook in the Lot is divided into three parts which were originally the contents of several sermons preached by Boston. Each part is an extended exposition of a different verse:
1.Faith in Suffering: “Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13)
2. Humility in Suffering: “Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” (Proverbs 16:19, KJV)
3. The End of Suffering: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.” (1 Peter 5:6)
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