Short Pithy Gems from John Flavel


The soul is of more value than ten thousand worlds!

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Whatever we have over-loved, idolized, and leaned upon–God has from time to time broken it, and made us to see the vanity of it. So that we find the readiest course to be rid of our comforts–is to set our hearts inordinately upon them!

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Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others–than to mortify one sin in ourselves!

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Those who know God, will be humble.
Those who know themselves, cannot be proud.

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Affliction is a bitter pill, which, being enrapt up in patience and quiet submission, may be easily swallowed. But discontent chews the pill, and so embitters the soul.

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When God gives you comforts–it is your great evil not to observe His hand in them.

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Jesus Christ is in every way sufficient to the vast desires of the soul.


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