"...A gracious heart hath contentment by fetching strengths from Jesus Christ, he is able to bear his burden by fetching strength from another. Now this is a riddle indeed, and it would be a ridiculous thing to be spoken of in the schools of philosophers, to say, if there be a burden upon you, you must fetch strength from another; indeed to have another come and stand under the burden, that way the would know; but that you shall be strengthened by anothers strength, that is not near to your outward view, that they would think ridiculous: but now a christian finds satisfaction in every condition by getting strength from another, by going out of itself to Jesus Christ into its own soul, and thereby is enabled to bear whatsoever God lays upon him, by the strength that he finds in Jesus Christ..."
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.32.
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