“Sin is God’s would-be murderer. Sin would not only unthrone God, but un-God him. If the sinner could help it, God would no longer be God.”
“Although my house be not so, that is, though I fail much of that exact purity the Lord requires, yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, that he will pardon, adopt and glorify me; and this covenant is ordered in all things and sure.”
“The motion of our praise must be like the motion of our pulse, which beats as long as life lasts.”
A good Christian will argue thus: it is God that has put me in this condition; he could have raised me higher, if he pleased, but that might have been a snare to me: he has done it in wisdom and love; therefore I will sit down satisfied with my condition.
“God will not take us into heaven, into the vision and possession of heavenly glory, with our heads and hearts reeking with the thoughts and affections of earthly things.”
“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.”
“He is no Christian who lives not much in the meditation of the mediation of Christ, and the especial acts of it. Nay; if our minds are not fill with these things–if Christ does not dwell plentifully in our hearts by faith–if our souls are not possessed with them . . . we are strangers to the life of faith.”