“Sorrow for sin must surpass worldly sorrow. We must grieve more for offending God than for the loss of dear relations.”
“The Christian has arrived at a sufficient measure of sorrow when the love of sin is purged out.”
“Sin is worse than the devil; he therefore that is more afraid of the devil than sin, knows not the badness of sin as he ought; nor but little of the love of Christ.”
“Reproaches are but splinters of the cross. How will he endure the stake, who cannot bear a scoff?”
“He who fears God considers how vain the world is, and therefore dares not love it; how short time is, therefore dares not lose it; how precious salvation is, and therefore dares not neglect it.”
In this be confident, if your provision is spent, either fresh supplies are coming, though you see not whence, or you are nearer to your journey’s end than you reckon yourself to be.
“It is a pity that our tears on account of our troubles should so blind our eyes that we should not see our mercies.”