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It is the office of faith to believe what we do not see, and it shall be the reward of faith to see what we do believe.

    Topics: Faith
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Our heavenly King is pleased with all our graces: hot zeal and cool patience pleaseth Him; cheerful thankfulness and weeping repentance pleaseth Him; but none of them are welcome to Him without faith, as nothing can please Him without Christ.

    Topics: Faith, Zeal
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed.

    Topics: Forgiveness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

He who sends the storm steers the vessel.

    Topics: God

Good deeds are such things that no man is saved for them, nor without them.

    Topics: Good and Evil
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.

    Topics: Grace, Light

Let us be sure that our delights exclude not the presence of God: we may please ourselves so long as we do not displease Him.

    Topics: Happiness

In spiritual graces let us study to be great, and not to know it.

    Topics: Holiness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will enter in at the strait gate must crowd for it--a gate made so on purpose, narrow and hard in the entrance, yet, after we have entered, wide and glorious, that after our pain our joy may be the sweeter.

    Topics: Humility

He who reforms himself, has done much toward reforming others; and one reason why the world is not reformed, is, because each would have others make a beginning, and never thinks of himself doing it.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

The hypocrite, certainly, is a secret atheist; for if he did believe there was a God, he durst not be so bold as to deceive Him to His face.

    Topics: Hypocrisy, Atheism
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune.

    Topics: Jealousy, Lust, Temptation

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