"It's a special sign of the truth of Grace in any soul, that when any affliction doth befall him, in a kind of natural way he doth presently repair to the covenant; just as a child, as soon as ever it is in danger, you shall not need to tell him, and say, when you are in danger you must go to your father or mother, nature tells him so: so it is with a gracious heart, as soon as it is in any trouble or affliction, there is a new nature that doth carry him to the covenant presently, and there it finds ease and rest: and if you find that your hearts do thus work, presently to be running to the covenant, it is an excellent sign of the truth of grace: that is for the general."
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.43.
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