"The Glory of God appears here more than in any of His works; there is no works that God hath made, the Sun, Moon, Stars, and all the world wherein so much of the Glory of God doth appear, as in a man that lives quietly in the midst of adversity. That was that that convinced the King, when he saw the three children could walk in the midst of the fiery furnace and not be touched, the King was mightily convinced by this, that surely their God was a great God indeed, & that they were highly beloved of their God that could walk in the midst of the furnace and not be touched, whereas others that came but to the mouth of the furnace were devoured; so when a christian can walk in the midst of fiery trials and not his garments singed, but have comfort and joy in the midst of all (as Paul in the stocks) can sing, (that wrought upon the jailer:) so it will convince men when they see the power of Grace in the midstof affliction, such afflictions as would make others to roar under them, yet they can behave themselves in a gracious and holy manner; Oh it's the glory of a christian."
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.71.
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