"So when there is any such promise as this is, that God by his promise gives thee his protection, and yet for all that such a thing befalls thee, it is but as if the father should say, I gave you that indeed, but let me have it, and I will make it up to you some other way that shall be as good; faith God, let me have your health and liberty, and life, and it shall be made up to you some other way."
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.38.
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