Monday, March 19, 2012

Boston: "Your corrupt heart is like an ant's nest...."

When preaching Sunday in our catechism series on The Sinfulness of Man's State, I used this quote from Thomas Boston in Human Nature in Its Fourfold State:

Your corrupt heart is like an ant's nest, on which, while the stone lies, none of them appear; but take off that stone, and stir them up but with the point of a straw, you will see what a swarm is there, and how lively they be.  Just such a sight would your heart afford you, did the Lord but withdraw the restraint He has upon it, and suffer Satan to stir it up by temptation (p. 145). 

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