Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Rare Jewel: Chapter Two
I have the notes for Chapter Two, "The Mystery of Contentment." I found these concepts invaluable. Woot! These will sound odd to many, but remember I am a Calvinist. :~)
A. The Christian will be content but always unsatisfied until he is ultimately in God's presence.
B. A Christian comes to contentment by subtraction. Bring your desires down to your possessions. Shrink your heart to what you have.
C. Meditate on the weight of your sin.
D. Metamorphose the afflictions into light. Find the benefit inside of the circumstance.
E. Do the work of the present circumstances faithfully. In this, serve the counsels of God.
F. Melt your will into God's will. This is a higher act than merely submitting.
G. Purge your lusts and bitter humours.