Long Forbearance is No Forgiveness

If God lets men prosper a while in their sin, His vial of wrath is all this while filling; His sword is all this time whetting: and though God may forbear men a while, yet long forbearance is no forgiveness. The longer God is in taking His blow, the heavier it will be at last. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 90

When a Man has Judged Himself, Satan is Put Out of Office

When a man has judged himself, Satan is put out of office. When he lays anything to a saint’s charge, he is able to retort and say, “It is true, Satan, I am guilty of these sins, but I have judged myself already for them; and having condemned myself in the lower court of conscience, God will acquit me in the upper court of heaven. “A Puritan Golden Treasury

Meditate Much Upon the Day of Judgment

Meditate much upon the day of judgment. Feathers swim upon the water, but gold sinks into it; so, light, feathery Christians float in vanity; they mind not the day of judgment; but serious spirits sink deep into the thoughts of it. “A Body of Divinity pg. 315

God is a Spectator of Men’s Wickedness

Would men go after strange flesh if they believe God was spectator of their wickedness, and would make them do penance in hell for it? Would they defraud in their dealings, and use false weights, if they thought God saw them, and for making their weights lighter would make their damnation heavier. Viewing ourselves as under the eye of God’s omniscience, would cause reverence in the worship of God. God sees the frame and carriage of our hearts when we come before Him. How would this call in our straggling thoughts? How would it animate and spirit duty? It would make us put fire to the incense. “The tribes instantly served God day and night” (Acts 26:7), with utmost zeal and intenseness of spirit. To think God is in this place would add wings to prayer, and oil to the flame of our devotion. “A Body of Divinity” pgs. 58-59