John Calvin Complete Commentary - John 4:41 - 4:41

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John Calvin Complete Commentary - John 4:41 - 4:41

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41.And many more believed. From what followed it is evident that Christ’ compliance with their wish was highly proper; for we see how much fruit was reaped from the two days which he granted to their request. By this example we are taught that we ought never to refrain from working, when we have it in our power to advance the kingdom of God; and if we are afraid that our readiness in complying may be liable to unfavorable reports, or may often prove to be useless, let us ask from Christ the Spirit of counsel to direct us. The word believe is now used in a different sense; for it means not only that they were prepared for faith, but that they actually had a proper faith