A Typical or Atypical Pastor's Wife-whichever one you come to believe

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

"The Consistent Christian" Part 2

WHAT the Christian does more than others—

1. He does much good—and makes but little noise. (Ah, sweet humility)
2. He brings up the bottom of his life—to the top of his light.
3. He prefers the duty he owes to God—to the danger he fears from man.
4. He seeks the public good of others—above the private good of himself.
5. He has the most beautiful conversation—among the vilest people.
6. He chooses the worst of sorrows—rather than commit the least sin.
7. He becomes a father to all in charity—and a servant to all in humility.
8. He mourns most before God—for those lusts which appear least before men.
9. He keeps his heart lowest—when God raises his estate highest.
10. He seeks to be better inwardly in his substance—than outwardly in appearance.
11. He is grieved more at the distresses of the church—than affected at his own happiness.
12. He renders the greatest good—for the greatest evil.
13. He takes those reproofs best—-which he needs most.
14. He takes up duty in point of performance—and lays it down in point of dependence.
15. He takes up his contentment—in God's appointment.
16. He is more in love with the employment of holiness—than with the enjoyment of happiness.
17. He is more employed in searching his own heart—than in censuring other men's states.
18. He sets out for God at his beginning—and holds out with him to the end.
19. He takes all the shame of his sins to himself—and gives all the glory of his services to Christ.
20. He values he values his heavenly inheritance—above all earthly possessions.

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