The life of God in the soul of man. Or, The nature and excellency of the Christian religion. And An account of the beginnings and advances of a spiritual life. 2 letters [by H. Scougal. With a preface by G. Burnet].

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Página 38 - Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Página 39 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Página 63 - SPIRIT in the inner man ; that CHRIST may dwell in our hearts by faith ; that we being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all Saints, what is the Breadth, and Length, and Depth, and Height ; and to know the love of CHRIST, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of GOD.
Página 21 - Christ immediately puts his friendship to the proof, by telling him, that the foxes had holes, and the birds of the air had nests, but the Son of Man had not where to lay his head.
Página 7 - They know by experience that true religion is a union of the soul with God, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul, or, in the apostle's phrase, " It is Christ formed within us.
Página 11 - ... original, having God for its author, and being wrought in the souls of men by the power of his Holy Spirit; but also in regard of its nature, religion being a resemblance of the divine perfections, the image of the Almighty shining in the soul of man: nay, it is a real participation of his nature; it is a beam of the eternal light, a drop of that infinite ocean of goodness; and they who are endued with it, may be said to have God dwelling in their souls and Christ formed within them.
Página 53 - He who would mortify the pride and vanity of his spirit, should stop his ears to the most deserved praises; and sometimes forbear his just vindication from the censures and aspersions of others, especially if they reflect only upon his prudence and conduct, and not on his virtue and innocence. He who would check a revengeful humour, would do well to deny himself the satisfaction of representing unto others the injuries which he hath sustained; and if we would so take heed to our ways, that we sin...
Página 41 - A bruised reed will he not break, and smoking flax will he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory\\.
Página 72 - We desire to resign and give up ourselves to the conduct of thy Holy Spirit : lead us in thy truth and teach us, for thou art the God of our salvation ; guide us with thy Counsel and afterwards receive us Unto glory, for the merits and intercession of thy blessed Son our Saviour.
Página 67 - If our heavenly country be much in our thoughts, it will make us, as strangers and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul...

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