Quotes (654)

PuritansA Christian, if he has not a care, may be proud of his very humility. It is hard starving this sin, because it can live on almost nothing. . . .  Be much in meditation on death and judgment. A serious and frequent meditation on death will be a means to kill pride. Ask yourself: “What is man, but a little living lump of clay? And what is his life, but “a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away?”

– Richard Mayo

1631 – 1695

3 thoughts on “Quotes (654)

  1. Pride is definitely a sin very hard to kill! It seems that it pops up at the most inopportune times! It’s those times when you just think you have everything under control when, in reality, nothing is under control!


  2. This statement jumped out at me: “Be much in meditation on death and judgment.” How our “positive” cultural emphasis resists such a “negative” idea as this. Yet is not death the very thing that the Lord requires of us? Must not this kernel die before it can bear much fruit? Yes, let us wholeheartedly embrace death to self, that we may live an abundant life in Christ. Let us focus on counting all things loss for Christ. Let us fall before His throne and humbly beg for His mercy.


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