Monthly Archives: November 2012

Morning and evening…

Morning and evening, or whenever you go abroad to see the beauty of the outward heavens, say, I have a Father there, a Christ there ; this is the pavement of that palace which God hath provided for the saints. … Continue reading

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To be made more heavenly…

When we ask supplies of the outward life, food, raiment, God may give it us; but it is more pleasing to him when we ask for grace. In every prayer we should seek to be made more heavenly by conversing … Continue reading

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Not so shut up in heaven…

God is not so shut up in heaven as not to mind human affairs, and to take notice of what is done here below. Thomas Manton

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Praying aright…

We never pray aright but when we pray resolving to cast off all sin. Thomas Manton

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God’s Penmanship…

As the writing is rather the work of the penman than of the pen, so we are rather the workmanship of God than of our parents; they are but instruments, God is the author and fountain of that life and … Continue reading

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High doctrine…

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Matthew 5:4… Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. A high doctrine of sin, a high doctrine of joy, and the two together produce this blessed, happy man who mourns, and at the … Continue reading

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Bastard religion…

Superstition is a bastard religion, and is tyrannous, and puts men upon tedious services, and sometimes beyond their strength. Thomas Manton

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