The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.
Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.
The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian.
God's wounds cure, sin's kisses kill.
The grace thou hast will soon be less, if thou addest not more to it.
All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter or line he has been drawing.
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.
Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.
Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
Compare not thyself with those that have less than thyself, but look on those that have far exceeded thee.
God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.
Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another.
We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.
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.
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