Best Quotes from The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs


The first book of 2019 has been completed. I read The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. I read this book because God brought to my attention in November the fact that I had been holding onto some bitterness. While I confessed it to those involved, I knew I needed help getting past it. This book helped me find what to replace that bitterness with: CONTENTMENT. Here are few of my favorite quotes:

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.”

“Here lies the bottom and root of all contentment: when there is an evenness and proportion between our hearts and our circumstances.”

“The heavier the burden of your sin is to your heart, the lighter will the burden of your affliction be to your heart, and so you shall be content.”

“The greatest good that God intends for His people, he many times works out of the greatest evil.”

“The great design of God has in afflicting you is to break and humble your heart.”

“There are many people who, when God’s hand is against them, will say they are troubled for their sin; but the truth is, it is the affliction that troubles them rather than their sin.”

“Name any affliction that is upon you: there is a sea of mercy to swallow it up.”

“… there is nothing outside us that can keep our hearts in a steady, constant way, but grace within the soul.”

(All quotes were taken from the kindle version of The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment ©2010 by Chapel Library Resources) Get a copy of the book here or here.

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