Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Keeping Up Religion in a Hurry of Business

A selection from a letter by Thomas Boston, to his friend Mr. Hog, written September 25, 1721:

The best way that I know for keeping up religion in a hurry of business, is, to look on the business as a duty of the eighth command of our Sovereign Lord, Creator, and Redeemer; and so going about it in compliance with His will, who has allotted to every man their station, and determined the duties of it; to make application to Him ordinarily in your stated addresses to the throne of grace, for wisdom to guide your affairs with discretion, and for the success of them according to His promises thereanent [concerning that]; and actually go about them in dependence on the Lord. Thus, while you served your lawful purposes in the world, you would serve the Lord Christ…

Memoirs of Thomas Boston, first published in 1899, reprinted by the Banner of Truth, 1988, p. 498.

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