"...Now thy condition is more settled in the covenant of grace than it was in the covenant of works; in the covenant of works there God gave man a stock to trade with, but he put it in his own hand, so that he might trade, and get close; but now in the covenant of grace, God makes sure, the stock is kept in the hand of Christ, and we must go to him for supply continually, for Christ keeps the stock; perhaps we may trifle away somewhat in our trading, but God takes that care still we shall never spend the stock: As man when his son breaks, having squandered away his stock that he gave him before, afterwards he puts his stock into a friends hand, and faith he, you shall keep the stock, and it shall not be at his dispose..."
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.123.
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