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Jeremiah Burroughs On the Endless Search that Exists for the Man Pursuing Contentment Apart from God

August 10, 2015

"Though he be contented with God in a little, yet those things that would content other men, will not content him: The men of the world they seek after estates, and think if they had thus much, and thus much, they would be content, they aim at no great matters; but if I had (perhaps some man thinks)  but two or three hundred a year, then I should be well enough, if I had but five hundred a year, or a thousand a year (faith another) then I should be satisfied: but faith a gracious heart, if he had ten hundred thousand times so much a year, it would not satisfy him; if he had the quintessence of all the excellencies of all the creatures in the World, it could not satisfy him; and yet this man can sing, and be merry, and joyful when he hath but a crust of bread, and a little water in the world. Surely Religion is a great mystery, great is the mystery of Godliness, not only in the Doctrinal part of it, but in the Practical part of it also."

 

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.18

 

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

August 29, 2015

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