In Whatever Condition He Might Place You

Many men and women will in general say that they must submit to God in affliction; I suppose that is you were to go now from one end of this congregation to the other, and speak thus to every soul: ‘Would you not submit to God’s disposal, in whatever condition he might place you?’, you would say, ‘God forbid that it should be otherwise!’ But we have a saying, There is a great deal of deceit in general statements. In general, you would submit to anything; but what if it is in this or that particular case which crosses you most? – Then, anything but that! We are usually apt to think that any condition is better than that condition in which God has placed us.

- Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

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