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Venture not blindly upon the singular opinion of any men

January 3, 2017

 

‘Be watchful among all men, high and low, learned or unlearned, good and bad.’ Venture not blindly upon the singular opinion of any men whatsoever; nor into any new unproved way. Remember that all men are a temptation to others; and therefore be armed and watch against such temptation. Know well what it is, that is the peculiar temptation, which the quality of those that you have to do with, layeth before you. Spend no day or hour in any company, good or bad, without a wise and careful vigilancy.

Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 6 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 231.

 

Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (with his first granddaughter, Susannah). Photo by Thomas R. Koeniges - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Call number LOOK - Job 67-3538; LOOK Magazine, February 20, 1968. p.73, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1321921

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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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