When Christians Abate their Fervency in Private Devotions

When Christians abate their fervency in private devotions, God abates their peace. If you slacken the strings of the violin, the music is spoiled; so, if a Christian is slack in duty, they spoil the sweet music of peace in their souls. As the fire decays, the cold increases; so, as fervency in duty abates, our peace cools. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 264

The Word Makes us Knowing and Growing Christians

The Word preached will not only make us knowing Christians, but growing Christians. Ministers are compared to clouds (Isa. 5:6); their doctrine drops as the rain, and makes the trees of God fruitful. I wonder not that they are barren trees and nigh unto cursing, that are not under the droppings of the sanctuary. A Christian can no more be fruitful without ordinances, than a tree without showers. “Harmless as Doves” pg. 188