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Concerning God Hearing Us

“God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.”
Thomas Brooks

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Concerning Buying the Truth

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

“Solomon bids us (Prov 23:23) to buy the truth, but doth not tell us what it must cost, because we must get it though it be never so dear. We must love it both shining and scorching. Every parcel of truth is precious as the filings of gold; we must either live with it, or die for it.”
Thomas Brooks

Concerning Seeking Christ

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

“Christ is a most precious commodity, he is better than rubies or the most costly pearls; and we must part with our old gold, with our shining gold, our old sins, our most shining sins, or we must perish forever. Christ is to be sought and bought with any pains, at any price; we can not buy this gold too dear. He is a jewel more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him. Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all.”
Thomas Brooks

Soul not Satisfied without Christ

“The rattle without the breast will not satisfy the child; the house without the husband will not satisfy the wife; the cabinet without the jewel will not satisfy the virgin; the world without Christ will not satisfy the soul.”
Thomas Brooks

Concerning Affliction

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

“The flowers smell sweetest after a shower; vines bear the better for bleeding; the walnut-tree is most fruitful when most beaten; saints spring and thrive most internally, when they are most externally afflicted. Afflictions are the mother of virtue. Manasseh’s chain was more profitable to him than his crown. . . .All of the stones that came about Stephen’s ears did but knock him closer to Christ, the corner-stone.”
Thomas Brooks

Mercy

“It is mercy to lack mercy, till we are fit for mercy, till we are able to bear the weight of mercy, and make a divine improvement of mercy.”

 Thomas Brooks

Concerning Natural So-Called Good Works

“Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.”

Thomas Brooks