"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

Bridge: Consider What a Great Mercy It Is To Have a Little Grace

“Consider also what a great mercy it is to have a little grace, though it be but a little; for though you have never so little grace, yet if you have grace in truth, you have union with Christ, you have communion with the Father, you have your own nature taken away, and become partaker of the divine nature; you have a right and title unto all the promises; yea, unto all the ordinances; yea, unto all things. Your afflictions are not curses, the curse is taken out of every cross, you have an interest in all that Christ has done and suffered, you are made a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light, an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away. You have God for your portion, Christ for your Saviour, the Spirit for your Comforter, heaven for your inheritance, the angels for your guard, and all things in the earth under your feet. All this you have, though you have never so little grace. And can you read over all this inventory of mercies, and sit discouraged in the midst of them?”

– William Bridge, A Lifting Up for the Downcast

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