"To be well pleased with Gods hand, that is a higher degree than the other: and this comes from hence, not only because I see that I should be content in affliction, but because I see that there is good in this affliction. I find there is honey in this rock, and so I do not only say I must, or I will submit to Gods hand: no, but the hand of God is good; it is good that I am afflicted.
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651. Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.12.
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