"There was never any denied himself so much as Jesus Christ did, he gave his cheeks to the smiters, he opened not his mouth, he was as a lamb when when he was led to the slaughter, he made no noise in the street, oh he denied himself above all, and was willing to empty himself, and so he was the most contented that ever any was in the world, and the nearer we come to learn to deny ourselves as Christ did, the more contented shall we be, and by knowing much of our own vileness, we come to learn to justify God, whatever the Lord shall lay upon us, yet, righteous is the Lord, for he hath to deal with a most wretched creature."
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.48-49.
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