Saturday, May 9, 2009

How To Profit From Sickness Direct. V

Direct. V You have a very great help now to be thoroughly acquainted with the vanity of the world, and so to mortify all affections unto the things below. Now judge the value of wealth, and honour, and plenty, and high places. Are they a comfort to a dying man that is parting with them? Or is any grief to a poor man when he is dying, that he did not enjoy them? Is it not easy now to rectify your errors, if ever you thought highly of these transitory things? O settle it now in your firm resolution, that if God should restore you, you would value this world at a lower rate, and set by it, and seek it, but as it deserveth. (From Richard Baxter's, A Christian Directory.)

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