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Jeremiah Burroughs Likens Us to Unruly Children, Who Must Quiet Ourselves Before God Would Show Us Mercy

September 17, 2015


"...If a child flings and throws up & down for a thing, you will not give it him then when he cries so, but first you will have the child quiet; though perhaps you do intend the child shall have the thing he cries for, but you will not give it him till he is quiet, and comes and stands still before you, and is contented without it, and then you will give it him: And truly so doth the Lord deal with us, (for our dealings with him are just as froward childrens are with you) as soon as you would have a thing from God, if you have it not, you are disquieted presently, and all in an uproar (as it were) in your spirits: God intends mercy to you, but faith God, you shall not have it yet, I will see you quiet first, and then in the quietness of your heart, come to me and see what I will do with you."


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.72.

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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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