Manton: choose eternal things over temporal…

Manton“It is not only an affront put upon God, but also a great wrong, to neglect the word of God, and the way He prescribes, and to seek blessedness in temporal things,” says puritan Thomas Manton while preaching on Psalm 119:12.

In an extended “Tuesday with Thomas Manton” let me share all three points he gives to this heading, as he asserts “…the true way to blessedness [is] set down in God’s statutes; but in outward things there wants [lacks] fulness, sincerity, eternity.”
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Weekly taste of Thomas Manton…

The keen puritan pastor wrote this while preaching on Psalm 119:5 —

“Wicked men may desire their own happiness, though not upon God’s terms. …Every man would be blessed, and go to heaven, if it were left up to his option and choice; he likes the END, but not the MEANS. There was not a murmuring Israelite, but would count Canaan a good land….”

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