Friday, April 11, 2014

Christian Strength

From Jeremiah Burroughs' Contentment, Prosperity, and God's Glory, (p. 20):
"The strength of a Christian is to enjoy God's gifts, to make use of whatever God allows, to take the sweetness from it, and yet to avoid temptation--in other words, to take away that which is good and to cast away that which is not good."
This book is the original appendix to Burroughs' Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment.  I highly recommend both books to the Christian reader.

"I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where in and in all things i am instructed both to be fulfilled and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need," (Phil. 4:12).