"Secondly, how he fetches contentment from the particular branches of the covenant, this is from the particular promise that he hath for the supplying of every particular want: there is no condition that a godly man or woman can be in, but there is some promise or other in the scripture to help him in that condition. And that's the way of his contentment, to go out to the promises, and fetch from the promise, that which may supply. But this is but a dry business to a carnal heart; but it's the most real thing in the world to a gracious heart; when he finds want of contentment he repairs to the promise, and the covenant: he falls a pleading the promises that God hath made."
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.36.
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