The Cottage Funeral (Annotated)* - The Funeral of a King's daughter
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"Sometimes He wrings the worship from our hearts." There are times when worship overflows easily and effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. Yet, there are other times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing left to offer. We are tired, or thirsty, or imprisoned in our own chains through our own…
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“It matters not where we die, or when we die, or how we die: but oh! the infinite importance of dying in Jesus!"
From the book...
Of all the mistakes that the people of God are prone [likely] to fall into, to the perpetual distress of their mind, this seems to be the great predisposing [influencing] cause: placing their confidence in a supposed work wrought [done] in them, instead of resting upon what is wrought [done] for them: looking to the improvement which they have made, instead of resting upon the work which Christ hath finished: living upon what they feel, instead of living wholly [completely] upon Christ and what he is: and while the mind is resting upon creature-confidences, and finds comfort from leaning upon them, is it to be wondered at, when at any time the prop gives way, if the poor creature falls down? whereas in every state, and through every progress of the life of grace, the soul needs Jesus to the very latest period, as much as in the earliest moment of its acquaintance [knowledge of] with him. For what is the child of God, in his best state, but in a state of dependency, living by faith upon the grace of Christ? Whatever intervenes [interferes] to stop this constant communication, interrupts the happiness of the believer; and just so much as we live upon Christ, in the same proportion will be our happiness and joy in Christ.