"Lord, I am taking pains in the way of my calling, but with submission, I depend wholly upon thee for success and a blessing; and what was it that thou didst aim at in thy labor? Was it not that thou mightest walk with God in the place that God had set thee? A Christian should do so in his outward calling, I am diligent in my outward calling, but it is, that I might obey God in it; it's true, I do it that I might provide for my family, but the chief thing that I aim at is, that I might yield obedience to God in the way that God hath set me: Now if God calls thee to another condition to obey him in, though it be by suffering, thou wilt do it if thy heart is right..."
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.125.
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