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Sida 41 - And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Sida 54 - In the present state, the least part of the saint's worth is visible. As the earth is fruitful in plants and flowers, but its riches are in mines of precious metal, and the veins of marble hidden in its bosom ; true grace appears in sensible actions, but its glory is within. The sincerity of aims, the purity of affection, the impresses of the Spirit on the heart, the interior beauties of holiness, are only seen by God. Besides, such is the humility of eminent saints...
Sida 8 - And both these are of a transcendant nature, requiring our love to be so also. Who is able to comprehend the glory of the mediatory actings of the Son of God, in the assumption of our nature, in what he did and suffered therein ? And for us, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor can it enter into the heart of man to conceive, what we receive thereby. The least benefit, and that obtained by the least expense of trouble or charge, deserveth love, and leaveth the brand of a crime, where it is not so...
Sida 27 - Paul briefly teaches, when he says that the Lord Jesus Christ " shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working of that mighty power whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself,
Sida 61 - Vision abounds with, will scarce afford us leisure for a diversion to any other pleasures, than those itself creates. Which are so numerous and so entire, that we shall there desire nothing that we have not, except more tongues to sing more praises to him, or at least a capacity to pay him greater thanks for what we have. And even those desires, God's gracious acceptation will make, in being conceived accomplished; for otherwise Heaven's residents scarce know any other want, than that of need to...
Sida 86 - And what you have a mind to ask, inquire, and they shall answer you. The devils cannot hurt you, though they would, for they are bound by Him that has commissioned me, of which themselves are sensible, which makes them rage and fret and roar and bite their hated chains, but all in vain.
Sida 53 - ... affection, a more intimate confederacy of souls, than propinquity in nature, or any carnal respects. Virtue is amiable in an old person, though wrinkled and deformed : vice is hateful in a young person, though beautiful. There are clearer eyes than those of flesh, a purer light than what is sensible, a diviner beauty than what is corporeal, and a nobler love than what is sensual. David declares that " all his delight was in the excellent.
Sida 48 - He still stands at the door and knocks. " If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with Me.
Sida 43 - ... we enjoyed below but does exalt them above whatever we could fancy there. Nor will you wonder, Epenetus, that it should be so, if you will but consider, that here our faculties are not only gratified with suitable and acceptable objects, but are so heightened and enlarged, that our capacities are both increased and filled.