It is above all a good conscience which makes the bread tasty because it is eaten in justice.
Obedience, pure and simple, opens up a pathway for the work of God.
There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly. Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father’s palace. To the sinner it is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities. Death to the wicked is the King of terrors. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory.
The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints’ cross is, the heavier will be their crown.
Seldom does God use a person greatly who has not been hurt deeply.