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  • We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience... It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • I shall think it mercy to my soul, if my faith shall out-watch all this winter-night, and not nod or slumber, till my Lord's summer-day dawn upon me.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.
    (Samuel Rutherford)


  • See that you buy the field where the Pearl is; sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory: many are lying dead by the way, slain with security.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. After every storm, there comes clear, open slies.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • To believe Christ's cross to be a friend, as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Oh my debt of praise, how weighty is it, and how far run up Oh that others would lend me to pay, and teach me to praise
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • Alas, we but chase feathers flying in the air, and tire our own spirits, for the froth and over-gilded clay of a dying life. One sight of what my Lord hath let me see within this short time, is worth a world of worlds.
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • I desire now to make no more pleas with Christ verily, he hath not put me to a loss by what I suffer he oweth me nothing for in my bonds, how sweet and comfortable have the thoughts of him been to me, wherein I find a sufficient recompense of reward
    (Samuel Rutherford)

  • I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
    (Samuel Rutherford)


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