Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.
Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience.
The pleasure of sin is soon gone, but the sting remains.
It is our work to cast care, and it is God's work to take care.
Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.
Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion.
The two great graces essential to a saint in this life are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven.
We may read many truths in the Bible, but we cannot know them savingly, till God by his Spirit shines upon our soul.
The excellence of a thing is the end for which it was made; as of a star to give light, and of a plant to be fruitful. So the excellence of a Christian is to answer the end of his creation, which is to hallow God's name, and live to that God by whom he lives.
Though the way of religion has thorns in it with respect to persecution, yet it is full of roses with respect to that inward peace and contentment that the soul finds in it.
O that we would therefore, while we are on this side of the grave, make our peace with God! Tomorrow may be our dying day; let this be our repenting day.
Repentance is a pure gospel grace. The covenant of works admitted no repentance; there it was, sin and die. Repentance came in by the gospel. Christ has purchased in his blood that repenting sinners shall be saved.
Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.
There is nothing that can hurt the soul but sin; it is not affliction that hurts it, it often makes it better, as the furnace makes gold the purer; but it is sin that damnifies.
In Adam we all suffered shipwreck and repentance is the only plank left us after shipwreck to swim to heaven.