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It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.
– Matthew Henry
Men of polite learning and a liberal education.
He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Saying and doing are two things.
It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
Whatever we have of this world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ.
Eve was not taken out of Adam’s head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.
It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.
It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
After a storm comes a calm.
They that die by famine die by inches.
The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.
The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.
Better late than never.
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness makes goodness much more serviceable.
It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.
Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.