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Let us then ascribe the whole work of grace to the pleasure of God's Will. God did not choose us because we were worthy, but by choosing us He makes us worthy.

    Topics: Grace
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

God would have us part with nothing for Him, but that which will damn us if we keep it. He has no design upon us, but to make us happy.

    Topics: Happiness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Malice is the devil's picture. Lust makes men brutish; malice makes them devilish - it is mental murder.

    Topics: Hatred, Lust

And let me tell you, the more labour you have put forth for the Kingdom of heaven, the more degrees of glory you shall have. As there are degrees of torment in hell, so of glory in heaven (Matthew 23:14). As one star differeth from another in glory, so shall one saint (1 Corinthians 15:41). Though every vessel of mercy shall be full, yet one may hold more than another.

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

How many souls have been blown into hell with the wind of popular applause?

    Topics: Hell
    Source: The Puritan Pulpit

The torments of hell abide for ever... If all the earth and sea were sand, and every thousandth year a bird should come, and take away one grain of this sand, it would be a long time ere that vast heap of sand were emptied; yet, if after all that time the damned may come out of hell, there were some hope; but this word EVER breaks the heart.

    Topics: Hell, Justice
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

He that chooses God, devotes himself to God as the vessels of the sanctuary were consecrated and set apart from common to holy uses, so he that has chosen God to be his God, has dedicated himself to God, and will no more be devoted to profane uses.

    Topics: Holiness, Consecration

Associate with sanctified persons. They may by their counsel, prayers, and holy example, be a means to make you holy.

    Topics: Holiness, Sanctification

Hope is like the cork to the net, which keeps the soul from sinking in despair; and fear, like the lead to the net, which keeps it from floating in presumption.

    Topics: Hope, Fear

The right manner of growth is to grow less in one's own eyes.

    Topics: Humility, Growth

Keep your heart as you would a prisoner.

    Topics: Humility, The Heart

A true saint is a divine landscape or picture, where all the rare beauties of Christ are lively portrayed and drawn forth. He hath the same spirit, the same judgment, the same will with Christ.

    Topics: Humility

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