He is referring to the court that exiled him to Aberdeen.

Because of his unjust sentence of exile, Rutherford felt that the Lord might be treating him unkindly.

In other words, Christ's promises are to be believed, even when his providences seem to be opposite to them.

Reminiscent of Whitefield's last birthday resolution: "I will begin to begin to be a Christian."

He will not lend the world his affections, nor borrow any of its pleasures.

Lord's Days without preaching.

The ascendancy of the pro-English and episcopal party had upset the Scottish social structure.


"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." — Phil 3:13,14

"For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." — 2 Cor 5:1

To heaven.