Jeremiah Burroughs – Laying Hold of the Promises

26 Aug

A carnal heart reads the promises, and reads them merely as stories, not that he has any great interest in them. But every time a godly man reads the Scriptures (remember this when you are reading the Scripture) and there meets with a promise, he ought to lay his hand upon it and say, This is part of my inheritance, it is mine, and I am to live upon it. This will make you contented; it is a mysterious way of getting contentment.


~Jeremiah Burroughs~


The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; 2009) p. 83.

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4 Responses to “Jeremiah Burroughs – Laying Hold of the Promises”

  1. Chris Nyland August 26, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Really appreciate your site. And I really appreciate that you have the source of the quote!

    • Bentley August 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      Thanks Chris for the encouraging words!

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