January 31, 2017

“In thy agony of a troubled conscience, always look upwards unto a gracious God to keep thy soul steady;  for looking downward on thyself thou shalt find nothing but what will increase thy fear, infinite sins, good deeds few, and imperfect: it is not thy faith, but God’s faithfulness thou must rely upon; casting thine eyes downwards on thyself, to behold the great distance betwixt what thou deserves and what thou desires, is enough to make thee giddy, stagger, and reel into despair.”  Thomas Fuller  (1608-1661)

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