INSIGHTS & NOTES FROM
"...men's relation to the church will not secure them from divine woes if they live in contempt of divine laws."
"They are at the pains of going down to Egypt, a tedious journey, when they might have had better advice, & better help, by looking up to heaven, & would not."
"...let us not forsake the rock of ages for broken reeds, nor the fountain of living waters for broken cisterns."
"Many make an idol of their silver & gold, & by the love of that idol are drawn to revolt from God"
"Sin is the work of our own hands, but in working it we have been working our own ruin, & therefore we must cast it away"
"If we keep up the fire of holy love & devotion in our hearts & houses, we may depend upon God to be a protection to us & them."
"When the greatest evils befall us, not only the wind, but the temptest, when storms of guilt & wrath beset us & beat upon us, they drive us to Christ, & in him we are not only safe, but satisfied that we are so; in him we find rivers of water for those that hunger & thirst after righteousness, all the refreshment & comfort that a needy soul can desire."
"Those only are to be reckoned rich that are rich in good works; not those that have abundance, but those that use it well."
"...the best prevention of the trouble would be to repent"
"When God designs favours for his church he pours out his Spirit, both to prepare his people to receive his favours & to justify & give success to those whom he designs to employ as instruments of his favour"
"Peace, & quietness, & everlasting assurance may be expected, & shall be found, in the way & work of righteousness." I Timothy 2:2.
"Real holiness is real happiness now & shall be perfect happiness, that is, holiness, for ever."
"When God sends these happy times blessed are those that improve them in doing good with what they have, that sow beside all waters, that embrace all opportunities of relieving the necessitous; for in due season they shall reap."