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The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.

    Topics: Praise, Happiness

I make it my rule, to lay hold of light and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held forth by a child or an enemy.

    Topics: Praise, Enemies, Light

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.

    Topics: Prayer

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.

    Topics: Prayer

Many pray with their lips for that for which their hearts have no desire.

    Topics: Prayer

Prophecy and miracles argue the imperfection of the state of the church, rather than its perfection. For they are means designed by God as a stay or support, or as a leading string to the church in its infancy, rather than as means adapted to it in its full growth.

    Topics: Prophecy, Miracles

I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause.

    Topics: Reasoning

By Christ's purchasing redemption, two things are intended: his satisfaction and his merit; the one pays our debt, and so satisfies; the other procures our title, and so merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery; the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us.

    Topics: Redemption

If there be ground for you to trust in your own righteousness, then, all that Christ did to purchase salvation, and all that God did to prepare the way for it is in vain.

    Topics: Salvation, Righteousness

The devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God.

    Topics: Satan

A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.

    Topics: Service, Community

Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills.

    Topics: Suffering

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