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Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else.

    Topics: Selfishness

To pretend to homage to God, and intend only the advantage of self, is rather to mock Him than worship Him.

    Topics: Selfishness

When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.

    Topics: Selfishness

Works make not the heart good, but a good heart makes the works good.

    Topics: Service, The Heart
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Without the heart it is not worship; it is a stage play; an acting a part without being that person really a hypocrite. We may truly be said to worship God-though we lack perfection; but we cannot be said to worship Him if we lack sincerity.

    Topics: The Heart, Worship, Hypocrisy

A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.

    Topics: Theology, Ignorance

In regard of God, patience is a submission to His sovereignty. To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience. But to humbly submit because it is the will of God to inflict the trial, to be silent because the sovereignty of God orders it - is true godly patience.

    Topics: Trials, Patience

We may be truly said to worship God, though we lack perfection; but we cannot be said to worship Him if we lack sincerity.

    Topics: Worship

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