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Jeremiah Burroughs Provides a Wonderful Picture for Experiencing Delight While in the Midst of Affliction

August 13, 2015


"So when we speak of grace, that it can turn water into wine, and turn poverty into riches, and make poverty a gainful trade, faith a carnal heart, let them have that trade if they will, and let them have water to drink, and see if they can turn it into wine: Oh! take heed thou speakest not in a scornful way of the ways of God; grace hath the power to turn affilictions into mercies. Two men shall have one affliction, and to one man it shall be as gall and wormwood, and it shall be wine, and honey, and delightfulness, and joy, and advantage, and riches, to another. This is the mystery of contentment, not so much by removing the evil, as by metamorphosing the evil, by changing the evil into good."


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.24.

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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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