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The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.

    Topics: Contentment, Enemies, Joy

The more we accommodate ourselves to plain things, and the less we indulge in those artificial delights which gratify pride and luxury, the nearer we approach to a state of innocency.

    Topics: Contentment

Cast not away your confidence because God defers his performances. That which does not come in your time, will be hastened in his time, which is always the more convenient season. God will work when he pleases, how he pleases, and by what means he pleases. He is not bound to keep our time, but he will perform his word, honour our faith, and reward them that diligently seek him.

    Topics: Contentment, Diligence, Rewards

You have been used to take notice of the sayings of dying men. This is mine: that a life spent in the service of God, and communion with Him, is the most comfortable and pleasant life that anyone can live in this world.

    Topics: Death, Life

Many good purposes and intentions lie in the churchyard.

    Topics: Death

Tears are a tribute to our deceased friends. When the body is sown, it must be watered. But we must not sorrow as those that have no hope; for we have a good hope through grace both concerning them and concerning ourselves.

    Topics: Death

The remains of great and good men, like Elijah's mantle, ought to be gathered up and preserved by their survivors; that as their works follow them in the reward of them, they may stay behind in their benefit.

    Topics: Examples, Rewards

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.

    Topics: Examples

Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other.

    Topics: Examples, Doctrine

When I cannot enjoy the faith of assurance, I live by the faith of adherence.

    Topics: Faith, Assurance

It is more to the honor of a Christian by faith to overcome the world, than by monastical vows to retreat from it; more for the honor of Christ to serve him in the city, than to serve him in the cell.

    Topics: Faith, Overcoming

An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God's bonds are as good as ready money.

    Topics: Faith, Money, Thankfulness

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