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Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith, is a mystery.

    Topics: Godliness, Faith, Doctrine

We are justified, not by giving anything to God, - what we do, - but by receiving from God, what Christ hath done for us."

    Topics: Grace, Justification

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace, but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener in the lap than the strong one.

    Topics: Grace, Comfort

The grace thou hast will soon be less, if thou addest not more to it.

    Topics: Grace

Thus you see it is not armour as armour, but as armour of God, that makes the soul impregnable.

    Topics: Grace

I do not bid thee try the truth of thy grace by such a power as is peculiar to stronger grace, but by that power which will distinguish it from false grace.

    Topics: Grace, Power

Grace is of a stirring nature, and not such a dead thing, like an image, which you may lock up in a chest, and none shall know what God you worship. No, grace will show itself; it will walk with you into all places and companies; it will buy with you, and sell for you; it will have a hand in all your enterprises.

    Topics: Grace

Behold therefore thy God at work, and promise thyself that what he is about, will be an excellent piece.

    Topics: Grace, Excellence

All his commands are acts of grace, it is a favour to be employed about them.

    Topics: Grace

In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.

    Topics: Heaven, Work

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.

    Topics: Heaven, Death

None sink so far into hell as those that come nearest heaven, because they fall from the greatest heights.

    Topics: Hell

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