Sunday, May 11, 2008

To Live and Die Contentedly

A selection from a letter by John Newton to Rev. Thomas Scott, June 23, 1775:

We may live and die contentedly, without the honours and emoluments which aspiring men thirst after, if He be pleased to honour us with a dispensation to preach his gospel, and to crown our endeavours with a blessing. He that winneth souls is wise; wise in the choice of the highest end he can propose to himself in this life; wise in the improvement of the only means by which this desirable end can be attained…

Letters of John Newton: With Biographical Sketches and Notes, by Josiah Bull, reprinted by the Banner of Truth, p. 246.

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