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A man without knowledge is as a workman without his hands, as a painter without his eyes, as a traveller without his legs, or as a ship without sails, or a bird without wings, or like a body without a soul. [PRASD]

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If the soul when it is tempted, resists temptation … then is the temptation no sin upon [a man’s] soul, though it be trouble on his mind. [PRASD]

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It is not Satan’s tempting, but your assenting; not his enticing, but your yielding, that makes temptations hurtful to your soul. [PRASD]

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Temptation is God’s school , wherein he gives his people the clearest and sweetest discoveries of his love; a school wherein God teaches his people to be more frequent and fervent in duty. [PRASD]

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It is very rare that God doth leave his beloved ones frequently to relapse into one and the same gross sin. [PRASD]

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The soul may be full of holy affections when it is empty of divine consolations. Comfort is not of the being, but of the well-being of a Christian. [PRASD]

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Divine wisdom and love will so order all things here below that they shall work for the real, internal, and eternal good of them that love Him. [PRASD]

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There are many sins committed by us, dropping from us, and that pollute us, that we are not at all aware of. [ALE]

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Before we can know this love of Christ, as afore, we must necessarily know the nature of sin, that is, what sin is, what sin is in itself. [ALE]

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He that will observe the wonderful providences of God, shall have wonderful providences of God to observe. [JJTP]

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Aversion to close, searching sermons is a bad mark in any man’s character. [JJTP]

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How difficult it is to bring home truth to the deceitful heart of man. [JJTP]

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Providence so arranges human affairs that everything in life is a test of character. [JJTP]

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A man is what his daily habits make him. [JJTP]

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Open defections from truth and righteousness are to be expected in this wicked world. [JJTP]

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Unrestrained, every heart would show its possessor a monster of wickedness. [JJTP]

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God has specially set himself to punish covetousness. It is idolatry. [JJTP]

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Human character is not made up of a few great acts, but of a multitude of little things. [JJTP]

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The same God that led Moses into Midian can bring us out of any depths into which affliction may have cast us. [ROOS]

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If an artist should give to the church a perfect likeness of our Saviour, as he appeared in the days of his flesh, he might indeed lead many into idolatry; but he would render no real service to any true believer. [ROOS]

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