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Samuel Rutherford Quotes


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Since He looked upon me my heart is not my own, He hath run away to heaven with it.

    Topics: Inspiration
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.

    Topics: Jesus

Come all crosses, welcome, welcome! so I may get my heart full of my Lord Jesus.

    Topics: Jesus, The Cross

Were there ten thousand millions of heavens created above these highest heavens, and again as many above them, and as many above them, till angels were wearied with counting, it were but too low a seat to fix the princely throne of that Lord Jesus (whose ye are) above them all.

    Topics: Jesus, Inspiration

When the Lord's blessed will bloweth cross your desires, it is best, in humility, to strike sail to Him, and to be willing to be led any way our Lord pleaseth.

    Topics: Obedience

Why should I tremble at the plough of my Lord, that maketh deep furrows on my soul? I know He is no idle husbandman, He purposeth a crop.

    Topics: Obedience

But the way to overcome is by patience, forgiving and praying for your enemies, in doing whereof you heap coals upon their heads, and your Lord shall open a door to you in your trouble: wait upon Him, as the night watch waiteth for the morning. He will not tarry. Go up to your watch-tower, and come not down, but by prayer, and faith, and hope, wait on.

    Topics: Overcoming, Prayer, Forgiveness

The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.

    Topics: Perseverance, The Cross

Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short.

    Topics: Perseverance

I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.

    Topics: Prayer

Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.

    Topics: Pride

Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.

    Topics: Rebellion, Idolatry

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