Jeremiah Burroughs

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Jeremiah Burroughs

Holiness is the very principle of eternal life, the very beginning of eternal life in the heart, and that which will certainly grow up to eternal lifeMore Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When [the saints] perform actions to God, then the soul says: 'Oh! that I could do what pleases God!' When they come to suffer any cross: 'Oh, that what God does might please me!' I labour to do what pleases God, and I labour that what God does shall please me: here is a Christian indeed, who shall endeavour both these. It is but one side of a Christian to endeavour to do what pleases God; you must as well endeavour to be pleased with what God does, and so you will come to be a complete Christian when you can do both, More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now this is a mystery to a carnal heart. They can see no such thing; perhaps they think God loves them when he prospers them and makes them rich, but they think God loves them not when he afflicts them. That is a mystery, but grace instructs men in that mystery, grace enables men to see love in the very frown of God's face, and so come to receive contentment.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh, that we could but convince men and women that murmuring spirit is a greater evil than any affliction, whatever the affliction!More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My brethren, the reason why you have not got contentment in the things of the world is not because you have not got enough of them-that is not the reason-but the reason is, because they are not things proportionable to that immortal soul of yours that is capable of God himself.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus, a godly man wonders at his cross that it is not more, a wicked man wonders his cross is so much:More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be well skilled in the mystery of Christian contentment is the duty, glory and excellence of a Christian.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I beseech you to consider that God does not deal by you as you deal with him.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a special part of the divine worship that we owe to God, to be content in a Christian way, as has been shown to you.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Temptations will no more prevail over a contented man, than a dart that is thrown against a brazen wall.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am discontented because I have not these things which God never yet promised me, and therefore I sin much against the Gospel, and against the grace of faith.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But if I have once overcome my heart, and am contented through the grace of God in my heart, then this makes me content not only in one particular but in general, whatever befalls me.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A noble heart is a thankful heart that loves to acknowledge whenever it has received any mercy.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Note this, I beseech you: in active obedience we worship God by doing what pleases God, but by passive obedience we do as well worship God by being pleased with what God does.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your mercies are more than your afflictions.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our names... are in the hands of God, Who will preserve them so far as He has use of them, and further we shall have no use of them ourselves.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If riches increase, set not your hearts upon them: so if friends increase, set not your hearts upon them, but trust in the living God, let it be the living God that you rest on even for all outward things in this world.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You will not find one Godly man who came out of an affliction worse than when he went into it. Though for a little while he was shaken, yet, at last, he was better for an affliction. But, a great many Godly men have been worse for their prosperity.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Contentment is not by addition but by subtraction: seeking to add a thing will not bring contentment. Instead, subtracting from your desires until you are satisfied only with Christ brings contentment.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One drop of the sweetness of heaven is enough to take away all the sourness and bitterness of all the afflictions in the world.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is the duty of the circumstances God has put me into?More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the disorders of your hearts, and their sinful workings are as words before God.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the Lord does not so much look at the work that is done, as at the faithfulness of our hearts in doing it.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the happiness of heaven to have God be all in all.More Jeremiah Burroughs [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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