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Weaned from this world

One of the best evidences that we are truly seeking Heaven, is the possession of hearts that are weaned from this world.

None will ever enter the Father’s House on high in whose soul the first fruits of heavenly peace and joy does not grow now.

He who finds his satisfaction in temporal things is woefully deceived if he imagines he can enjoy eternal things. He whose joy is all gone when earthly possessions are snatched from him, knows nothing of that peace which “passeth all understanding.”

And yet, if the auto, radio, newspaper, money to go to the movies, were taken away from the average “church-member,” what would he then have left to make life worth living?

O how few can really say, “Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Hab. 3:17-18).

source: A.W.Pink on Hebrews 11:16 “they desire a better country”

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1.The first and principal duty of a pastor is to feed the flock by diligent preaching of the word.

2. The second duty of the pastor towards his flock is continual fervent prayer for them.

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John Owen, (1616–1683)

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