We carried on with Romans 8:28 using Thomas Watson last week. This time it was the more difficult task of demonstrating that even the worst things work together for the good of the believer. We just looked at suffering and temptation this time, leaving the other two categories for next time. It could have done with more work as Watson can be labyrinthine in his sub points. It is a curious fact that filching someone else's work takes longer than writing your own from fresh.. We were on zoom again and were a decent number. The prayer time was good.
The similar phrase 'Worldly Christianity' is one used by Bonhoeffer. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.