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Jeremiah Burroughs Teaches in the Pursuit of Contentment, We Must Deeply Familiarize Ourselves with Our Own Hearts

September 7, 2015


"...It is in this case, as it is with a little child that is very forward in the house, if a stranger comes in, he doth not know what the matter is, perhaps the stranger will give the child a rattle, or a nut, or such a thing to quiet it, but when the nurse comes, she knows the temper and disposition of the child, and therefore knows the best how to quiet it: so it is here just thus for all the world, when we are strangers with our own hearts, we are mightily discontented, and know not how to quiet ourselves, because we know not where the disquiet lieth: and indeed when we are strangers to our own hearts we cannot tell how to quiet ourselves; but if we be very well versed in our own hearts, when anything fall out so as to disquiet us, we find out the cause of it presently, and so quickly come to be quiet."


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.56.

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

August 29, 2015

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