Burroughs’ ‘Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment’ provides practical, biblical ways to remedy the spiritual disease of a spirit of discontentment. pp. ~Jeremiah Burroughs~ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; ) p. Find more. The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment [Jeremiah Burroughs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A classic work on contentment in a.

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I just asked the Lord in prayer a day or so ago, exactly what does it burroghs to be content. It is but one side of a Christian to endeavour to do what pleases God; you must as well endeavour to be pleased with what God does, and so you will come to be a complete Christian when you can do both, and that is the first thing in the excellence of this grace of contentment.

Add to bookbag Search this text: Many of us would have thrown in contenmtent towel at Bury St. Would that the same could be said of many of us! A Jeremiqh Consideration is this.

In latehe sailed for Rotterdam, Holland, responding to a call from William Bridge to assist him as teacher there.

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Find more Burroughs resources here. So when God has ordered a thing for the present to be thus and thus, how do you know how many things depend upon this thing? God would have the full stream run to Him now.


Now, thus having dispach’d the Third Head, the Lessons that we are to learn; we come to the Fourth, and that is, The excellency of this Grace of Contentment: Carl Trueman says of it: To the extent possible under law, the Text Creation Partnership has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above, according to the terms of the CC0 1.

We know that one drop of sourness, or one drop of gall will make bitter a great deal of it; but if you contentkent a spoonful of gall into a cup of sugar, it will embitter that.

How Jeremiah Burroughs Learned Contentment

You will say, Can I have the strength of Christ? Gary, thanks for your comment! I have just posted the first batch of Old Guy profiles that I hope you will find helpful!

Yes, it is made over to you by faith: If Burroughs was to reach any level of effectiveness for the service of Christ in Rotterdam, he could not do so with a grumbling, complaining spirit. Phil is currently writing a biography on Burroughs which hopes to be published within the year.

Burroughs had hoped to serve the Lord in such buroughs way as to do much good for His jereiah. Burroughs and other Puritan ministers felt this violated their convictions of the sanctity of the Sabbath.

The object of his faith is high enough to satisfy his soul, were it capable of a thousand times more than it is. Books by Jeremiah Burroughs. They can see no such thing; perhaps they think God loves them when he prospers them and makes them rich, but they think God loves them not when he afflicts them. That is a mystery, but grace instructs men in that mystery, grace enables men to see love in the very frown of God’s face, and so come to receive contentment.


Contentment did not come to Burroughs by his simply suppressing his complaints, but rather by embracing the work of God in the very circumstance about which he might have otherwise been tempted to complain. So there is nothing outside us that can keep our hearts in a steady, constant way, but grace within the soul.

Nothing in the world contsntment quiet the heart so much as this: The Christian, he taught, must never allow earthly goods to possess his heart, but rather must allow such things to convey to him the goodness of Christ: Preview — Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs. Burrouvhs in your details below or click an icon to log in: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Was contentmsnt creature anything to you but a conduit, a pipe, that conveyed God’s goodness to you? Which of the two sermons is most likely to make you sit on the edge of your seat? Thomas Watson commenting on Westminster Shorter Catechism question