Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.
Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness makes goodness much more serviceable.
Saying and doing are two things.
He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.