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I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.

    Topics: Service

We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.

    Topics: Service

As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!

    Topics: Service

Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time.

    Topics: Stewardship, Discretion, Time

Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.

    Topics: Stewardship, Business

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.

    Topics: Strength, Contentment, Learning

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.

    Topics: Success, Worldliness

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