1 Corinthians 3:18 and 4:1, 1 Corinthians 4:8, 1 Samuel 24:7, 2 Corinthians 4:17, 2 Corinthians 9:10, anger, Biblical Counseling, Brief Directions Onto a Godly Life, Ephesians 3:19, Faith, Hebrews 12:1, ignorance, James 1:3, Job 16:33, Joshua 1:9, Matthew 10:28, Paul Bayne, Paul Baynes, Philippians 1:28, Pride, Proverbs 18:12, Psalm 119:12, Psalm 30:5, Puritan, Revelation 3:17, Romans 3:17, Sloth, worldliness
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CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: UNMORTIFIED AFFECTIONS HINDER GODLINESS
The second kind of general hinderances are the unmortified affections wherewith believers are oppressed. Concerning which in general, it will be profitable for everyone to mark what he is most encumbered and most easily overcome by, and by what occasions he is readiest drawn to them; that he may the more diligently and wisely labor to prevail against them.
Fear and Its Remedy
In particular, one kind is fear and doubt of preserving by means of affliction. This does easily take all the weak ones; therefore the Scripture forewarns of it. Matthew 10:28, Philippians 1:28, Job 16:33. This, if it does prevail, cannot but enfeeble utterly the powers of their minds; and so withhold the instruments of the body practicing well any kind of duty.
The remedy of it must be sought for in Scripture. Psalm 30:5, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Hebrews 12:1, 2 Corinthians 9:10, James 1:3.