"So a carnal heart reads the promises, and reads them but merely as stories, not that they have any great interest in them: But a godly man everytime he reads the Scriptures (remember this Note when you are reading the Scripture) and there meeteth with a promise, he ought to lay his hand upon it, and say, this is part of my heritage, it is mine, and I am to live upon it; and this will make you to be contented."
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.45.
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