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Today's Puritan Audio Devotional:

The book of Jeremiah #2
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(Choice quotes from the Puritan Thomas Adams, 1583-1652)

Pride thrust . . .

  Adam out of paradise,
  Saul out of his kingdom,
  Nebuchadnezzar out of men's society,
  Haman out of court, and
  Lucifer out of Heaven!

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Satan, like a skillful fisherman, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish!

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Half our virtue arises from our being out of the way of temptation!

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No man more truly loves God, than he who is most fearful to offend Him.

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Good deeds are such things that no man is saved for them, nor without them.

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Death is as near to the young as to the old. Here is all the difference:
death stands behind the young man's back, but before the old man's face.

How certain you are to die, you know;
how soon to die, you know not.

You can name no living man, not the sickest, which you are sure shall die before you.


We spend our years with sighing--it is a valley of tears.
Death is the funeral of all our sorrows!

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Conscience is God's deputy in the soul.

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Christ is the sum of the whole Bible, prophesied, typified, prefigured, exhibited, demonstrated, to be found in every leaf, almost in every line--the Scriptures being but as it were, the swaddling bands of the child Jesus.

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Self-righteousness is the devil's masterpiece to make us think well of ourselves.

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He who demands mercy and shows none, burns the bridges over which he himself must later pass!


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Jesus . . .
  hides our unrighteousness with His righteousness,
  covers our disobedience with His obedience,
  shadows our death with His death--
that the wrath of God cannot find us!


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We have published Thomas Doolittle's superb article, "Motives to Love Jesus".

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