Communion with God
(Thomas Brooks, "Hypocrites Detected, Anatomized,
Impeached, Arraigned and Condemned" 1650)
Communion with God is . . .
the life of all your graces;
the sweetener of all
the strengthener of your hearts and hands;
the soul of your comforts;
the crown of your souls.
Nothing can compare with communion with God--
to fence you against temptations,
to sweeten all afflictions, and
to make you own God, and stand for God,
and cleave to God--in the face of all troubles
and oppositions. Communion with
bitter things--sweet; and massive things--light.
A man high in communion with God, is a man too big
for temptations to conquer--or troubles to subdue!
Those who have but little
communion with God, are
usually as soon conquered as tempted--as soon
vanquished as assaulted.