The Pain of Man

“What pain and difficulty do men often find in bringing their hearts to pious duties! and what a task is it to the carnal heart to abide at them! It is a pain to it— to leave the world but a little to come before God. It is not easy to borrow time from the many things— to spend it upon the one thing needful. Men often go to God in duties, with their faces towards the world; and when their bodies are on the mount of ordinances, their hearts will be found at the foot of the hill ‘going after their covetousness,’ Ezek. 33:31.”

—Thomas Boston (1676-1732)

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Thank you for the quote. It is very convicting.

    May God give us the grace to be disciplined and discerning.

    Only one thing matters!

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