Spend Thy Strength In His Worship

Jeremiah Burroughs, Gospel Worship (spelling updated by Joshua on the Puritan Board):

What a riddle is this to most people, to tell them of spending the strength of their bodies in prayer, or hearing of the Word, or sanctifying a Sabbath; they think the Sabbath is a time of rest. I confess it is a time of rest from an outward labour, but it is a time of spending strength in a spiritual way; and those that shall worship God aright on the Sabbath, will find it a spending of a great deal of strength, and blessed is that strength that is spent in the worship of God rather than in the ways of sin, as most spend their strength. If God gives thee a heart to spend thy strength in his worship, thou mayest think thus, “Lord thou mightest have left me to have spent my strength in sin, how much better is it spent in the worshipping of thy Name.”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f25/spend-your-strength-aright-83009/, Comment #1

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