Assurance Will be as Wings to the Bird

Faith will make us walk, but assurance will make us run: we shall never think we can do enough for God. Assurance will be as wings to the bird, as weights to the clock, to set all the wheels of obedience running. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 253

When We are Brought Low, Let our Faith be High

When we are brought low, let our faith be high. Let us believe that God intends us no harm. Though He casts us into the deep, He will not drown us. Believe that He is still a Father. He afflicts us in as much mercy as He gives Christ to us. By His rod of discipline, He fits us for the inheritance, Col. 1:12. Oh, let this star of faith appear in the dark night of affliction. Jonah’s faith was never more in heaven than when he lay in the belly of hell, Jon. 2:4. “Mischief of Sin” pgs. 43-44

The Godly Man’s Anchor

Faith is a cure-all – a remedy against all troubles. It is a godly man’s sheet anchor that he casts out into the sea of God’s mercy, and is kept from sinking in despair. “The Godly Man’s Picture” pg. 29

Faith and Hope are Two Turtle-dove Graces

Faith is the oil which feeds the lamp of hope. Faith and hope are two turtle-dove graces; take away one, and the other languishes. If the sinews are cut, the body is lame; if this sinew of faith is cut, hope is lame. “The Godly Man’s Picture” pg. 28

A Great Faith is Like an Oak

A great faith is like an oak that spreads its roots deep and is not easily blown down, Col. 2:7. A great faith is like the anchor or cable of a ship that holds it steady in the midst of storms. A Christian who is steeled with this heroic faith is settled in the mysteries of religion. “Mischief of Sin” pg. 151