"This knowledge of our hearts will help us to contentment, because by this, we shall come to know what is most suitable to our condition. As thus, a man that knows not his own heart, he thinks not what need he hath of affliction, and upon that he is disquieted; but that man or woman that hath studied their own hearts, when God comes with afflictions upon them, they can say, I would not for anything in the world have been without this affliction, God hath so suited this affliction to my condition, and hath come in such a way, that if this affliction had not come, I am afraid I should have fallen into sin."
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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