"What they have it is sanctified to them for good; other men have what they enjoy in-way of common providence, but the saints in a special way; others have, what they have and there is all, they have meat, and drink, and houses, and clothes, and money, and that is all. But a gracious heart finds contentment in this, I have it, and I have sanctified use of it too; I find God going along with what I have to draw my heart nearer to him, and sanctify my hear to him: If I find my heart drawn nearer to God by what I enjoy; it is more a great deal than if I have it without any sanctifying my heart by it; there is a secret dew that goes along with it, there is the dew of Gods love in it, and the dew of sanctification."
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.28.
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