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Unless we join these two , no one will prepare to seek heavenly things ; for there
is no desire of a thing unknown : it is , therefore , necessary to know , and
frequently to revolve in mind , these heavenly things ; for no one seeks that about
We cannot live without the use of earthly things ; but they would not serve for
necessary uses , unless they were before acquired . Therefore , to seek and
affect them , means in this place , to desire them with the whole heart , with every
There is no cause why a Christian should despond , because he perceives in
himself the rebellious motion of sin , unless he obeys its lusts , and is himself
drawn headlong into rebellion , For , notwithstanding these enticements of sin ,
he who ...
In the meanwhile , it behoves us to bear the injuries and miseries of time , to
dream not here of glory and happiness , unless hereafter to hear with Dives ,
Remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things , and likewise
Lazarus evil ...
... to those impure desires which will grow up afresh , and prevail , unless
repressed by constant and diligent labour . Thus much respecting the act of
mortification , to which ye see that those who are already dead to sin are not
excited in vain .
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I'm teaching through Colossians in a small group study that I team teach. The reason I bought this commentary was the shining review from Spurgeon, quoting Charles Bridges, who said that of all commentaries, this is second only to Owen on Hebrews. Wow. Read full review