"If a man hears that a great treasure is offered him, in a distant place, on condition that he will prize it so much as to be willing to leave what he possesses at home, and go a journey for it, over the rocks and mountains that are in the way, to the place where it is; it is possible the man may be well assured that he values the treasure to the degree spoken of as soon as the offer is made him: he may feel within him a willingness to go for the treasure, beyond all doubt; but yet, this does not hinder but that his actual going for it is the highest and most proper evidence of his being willing, not only to others, but to himself."
Jonathan Edwards. "The Religious Affections." Dover Publications, Inc: Mineola, New York. (1746) 2013. p.364.
Jeremiah Burroughs Explains How Increased Sorrow Over Sin, Will Assuredly Lighten the Weight of Our Afflictions
August 12, 2015
Jonathan Edwards on How The Lord Jesus Christ Epitomizes Holy Affections
May 7, 2015
Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises