Pithy gems from John Flavel 1628-1691

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The Christian shall gain that which he cannot lose—by parting with that which he cannot keep.
     
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Jesus is the fountain, ocean, and center of all delights and joys!

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Out of Christ's condemnation—flows our justification!
Out of His agony—comes our victory!
Out of His pain—comes our ease!
Out of His stripes—comes our healing!
Out of His gall and vinegar—comes our honey!
Out of His curse—comes our blessing!
Out of His crown of thorns—comes our crown of glory!
Out of His death—comes our life!
O what a melting consideration is this!

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Christ is not sweet—until sin is made bitter to us!

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If God should damn you to all eternity—your eternal sufferings could not satisfy for the evil that is in one vain thought! O the depth of the evil of sin!