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  • Jared shared from The Fullness of Christ by New Puritan Press, John Preston, James T. O'Brien
    Why not collect our affections, and gather up our scattered thoughts, which are busy with a thousand trifles, and bestow them all on him who is the fullness of all excellence, beauty, and perfection?
    Note: Yes, why not?
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    David’s pen never wrote more sweetly than when dipped in the ink of affliction.
    Note: Winslow:
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    Oh, turn you from these vain shadows to Jesus, the substance of all true wealth, and happiness, and honor.
    Note: The plea to health and wealth gospelists (and all other idolaters)
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    The growth of divine knowledge in the soul is often slow—the work of much time and of protracted discipline. Look at the eleven disciples—what slow, tardy scholars were they, even though taught immediately from the lips of Jesus;
    Note: Great news for slow learners like me
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    Is it any marvel, then, that in speaking of His beloved and justified people, God employs in His word language like this: "You are all fair, my love: there is no spot in you." "He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has He seen perverseness in Israel"? Carry out this thought. Had there been no iniquity in Jacob? had there been no perverseness in Israel? Read their histories, and what do they develop but iniquity and perverseness of the most aggravated kind? And yet, that God should say He saw no iniquity in Jacob, and no perverseness in Israel, what does it set forth but the glorious work...
    Note: Truly a marvel
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    this is the only truth that will now soothe and sustain your soul. Not the thought of our love to Jesus, but of Jesus' love to you, is the truth upon which your agitated mind is to rest. In the multitude of your thoughts within you, this is the comfort that will delight your soul—"Jesus loves me.
    Note: The only truth that will comfort and sustain the soul.
  • Jared shared from MORNING THOUGHTS, or DAILY WALKING WITH GOD by Octavius Winslow
    We need to be taught how to graduate our request to our necessity, and how to shape our necessity to our heavenly calling.
    Note: Winslow on praying for what we really need
  • Jared shared from The Fullness of Christ by New Puritan Press, John Preston, James T. O'Brien
    It is our common fault to rest in the notion of such things without experiencing them in practice. Therefore, we ought not be content with simply knowing this, but we should go to Christ, as bees to a meadow full of flowers or as merchants to the Indies, that are full of wines and spices. May you then feel experimentally what it is to return from him filled up with treasures of truth and grace.
    Note: Go to Christ as bees to a meadow full of flowers
  • Jared shared from The Fullness of Christ by New Puritan Press, John Preston, James T. O'Brien
    there was in Stephen and the saints the fullness of a container, but in Christ, there is the fullness of a spring. Their fullness was given to them by someone else and so is derivative. In Christ, there is the fullness of a fountain, which proceeds from himself and depends on no one else. The medieval scholastic theologians expressed this well when they said that Christ’s and the saints’ fullness differ as fire and things set on fire. The fullness of the ocean is too small to express this. The removal of even a drop or two diminishes it to some degree, but you can light a thousand torches...
  • Jared shared from The Fullness of Christ by New Puritan Press, John Preston, James T. O'Brien
    In regard of his righteousness, He is said to be full of all righteousness whether it be original, actual, active, passive, general, or particular in everything. From this, we derive the following benefits. First, He who is so full himself is able to help us if we lack love, faith or any other grace. Second, by this we know what a Mediator we have. He is one that is full of love, patience, compassion. He is a Mediator who invites us to come to him. Third, though our righteousness is weak and small, yet in him we are complete.
    Note: From his fullness