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Thursday, October 12, 2006

An Honest, Heart-felt Preference Of Better Things

The following is from Jared Waterbury's message entitled, Piety, The Only Foundation of True and Substantial Joy. Preached in May, 1838.

Piety powerfully dissuades its possessors to forsake the indulgence of pleasures, and the gaieties of the world. This relinquishment is not a forced, but a voluntary act. It is not so much the coercion of stern duty, as the sweet constraint of an honest, heart-felt preference of better things. In comparison to true piety, the world's groveling pleasures are empty and unsatisfying.
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