Self-denial and contentment

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“There was never any man or woman so contented as a self denying man or woman. No one ever denied himself as much as Jesus Christ did: he gave his cheeks to the smiters, he opened not his mouth, he was as a lamb when he was led to the slaughter, he made no noise in the street. He denied himself above all, and was willing to empty himself, and so he was the most contented that ever any was in the world; and the nearer we come to learning to deny ourselves as Christ did, the more contented we shall be…”  Jeremiah Burroughs “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment” (Puritan Paperbacks, Banner of Truth) p. 89

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