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Prayer is the midwife of mercy, that helps to bring it forth.

    Topics: Prayer

You may as soon find a living man who does not breathe, as a living Christian who does not pray.

    Topics: Prayer

God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event.

    Topics: Prophecy, The Future

When passion is on the throne reason is out of doors.

    Topics: Reasoning, Passion

Seducers are more dangerous enemies to the church than persecutors.

    Topics: Rebellion, Enemies, Persecution

If men's religion prevails not to conquer and cure the wickedness of their hearts, it shall not always serve for a cloak. The day is coming when hypocrites will be stripped of their fig-leaves.

    Topics: Religion, Hypocrisy

Those that boast most of the religion may be suspected of partiality and hypocrisy in it.

    Topics: Religion, Hypocrisy, Boasting
    Source: Commentary, 1 Samuel 5:13.

Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it.

    Topics: Repentance

Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.

    Topics: Repentance
    Source: Commentary, 1 Samuel 24:16.

None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all who are chosen are chosen to sanctification.

    Topics: Sanctification

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.

    Topics: Scripture

The first lesson in Christ's school is self-denial.

    Topics: Self-denial

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