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Inordinate desires commonly produce irregular endeavors. If our wishes be not kept in submission to God's providence, our pursuits will scarcely be kept under the restraints of his precepts.

    Topics: Selfishness, Providence, Submission

While we are zealous for good works, let us be careful not to put them in the place of Christ's righteousness, and not to advance anything which may betray others into so dreadful a delusion.

    Topics: Service, Discretion, Zeal

Those who have a saving interest in Christ must be willing to part with all for Him, leave all to follow Him. Whatever stands in opposition to Christ, or in completion with Him for our love and service, we must cheerfully quit it, though ever so dear to us.

    Topics: Submission

Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl.

    Topics: Suffering, Righteousness

To wait on God is to live a life of desire toward Him, delight in Him, dependence on Him, and devotedness to Him.

    Topics: Surrender

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.

    Topics: Temptation

We have no sufficient strength of our own. All our sufficiency is of God. We should stir up ourselves to resist temptations in a reliance upon God's all-sufficiency and the omnipotence of his might.

    Topics: Temptation, Strength

Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ's wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.

    Topics: The Cross

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved by him.

    Topics: Women

Nothing exposes religion more to the reproach of its enemies than the worldliness and hard-heartedness of its professors.

    Topics: Worldliness, Enemies, Religion

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