"The eleventh evil of discontentment and murmuring is this, there is much of the spirit of satan in a murmuring spirit. The devil is the most discontented creature that is in the world; he is the proudest creature that is, and the discontentedest creature, and the most dejected creature. Now therefore so much discontent as thou hast, so much of the spirit of satan thou hast. It was the unclean spirit that went up and down and found no rest; so when a man or womans spirit hath no rest, it is a sign that it hath much of the unclean spirit, of the spirit of satan. And thou shouldest think thus with thy self, Oh Lord, what? Have I the spirit of satan upon me? It is satan that is the most discontented spirit that is, and Oh! How much of his spirit have I upon me, that can find no rest at all?
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.99.
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