A worm, a gnat, a fly, a hair, a seed of a raison, a skin of a
Re: A Cabinet of Jewels, Chapters one and two
God judges His people
(Thomas Brooks, "A
Cabinet of Choice Jewels" 1669)
judges His people by their sincerity
and the general
bent and frame of their hearts—and not by what they are
under some pangs of passion, or in an hour of temptation.
His eye is more upon His people's inward disposition, than
it is upon their outward actions—more upon their desires
than it is upon their work. The Lord will not forsake His
people, nor cast off His people—because of those failings
and weaknesses that may, and do, attend them. God pities
His people under their weakness; He will not reject them
for their weakness.