Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
Crooked Finger

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that you have chosen rather to give content to your flesh than the ways of godliness

"Fourth, would you not be loath that in the time of greatest anguish of spirit and affliction of body, when you shall be crying to God for mercy, that God should take pleasure in your misery, and be so far from relieving you as to mock at your destruction? Now you can laugh, and be merry, and jocular. But what if it proves that this way of mirth and delight in the flesh shall procure unto you God's laughing and God's mocking at you in anguish, and the greatest distress that ever your shall be in? Certainly, if you walk in the way that you are in, this will be your portion. Mark that place in Proverbs 1:24-26 where God says, "I have called, and ye refused. I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded. But ye have set at naught all My counsel, and would none of My reproof. I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your fear cometh."

Be it known unto you that in whatsoever sin you bless yourself, the more cursed shall it be unto you. What comfort will the pleasures of the flesh be to you when Christ shall come and say, "Was I content to part with the pleasures of heaven, the bosom of My Father, to redeem poor man? And was it not the pleasure of a little meat and drink you could be content to part with for me? Could I be content to part with My blood, and could you not be content to part with your lusts? Were not all my sufferings worthy of enduring those little things you were called to suffer in your life? What, was not all that glory of Mine that I revealed in My Word and works sufficient to show Me to be worthy that you should have given such a testimony of your respect and honor to Me, as to be willing to part with such empty, poor, sleight things, and to suffer such poor little things?"

When God shall bring the saints before you who made a better choice, and you shall see them to be in a most glorious, blessed condition, and you yourself cast off forever, now will this confound you another day? Consider this, you who made an ill choice; now while it is time, consider the evil, the folly, and the danger, the cursedness of that choice that you have made, in that you have chosen rather to give content to your flesh than the ways of godliness." pg. 156,157 Jeremiah Burroughs 'Moses' Choice'

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