John Ball on God’s glory and the soul’s salvation

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... To take care for our salvation, is so to live here, that we may live with the Lord hereafter. Phi. 2. 12. 2. Pet. 3. 11. 14. The salvation of the soul is most precious. Psal. 49. 8. cannot be obtained without care. Act. 2. 37. 1. Cor. 9. 24. Matth. 7. 13. Luk. 12 24. and he is ever mindless of God’s glory, that is careless of his eternal happiness. Eph. 2. 12. Joh. 5. 44. and, 7. 18. Also eternal life is a durable treasure. Luk. 12. 33. and 16. 9. 10. 1. Tim. 6. 17. 18. all worldly things are vain, uncertain, and transitory. Matth. 6. 19. Psa. 73. 18. 19. the soul came from God and is after a restless manner carried to seek, and desire communion with God, and a desire to be happy, is naturally planted in the hearts of all men, by God himself; therefore we should earnestly set our affections upon things that are above. Col. 3. 1, 2. Phil. 3. 12, 13, 14. and infinitely desire the enjoying of God’s presence in heaven, for he is infinite in goodness, the highest of all things that are to be desired. ...

For more, see John Ball on God’s glory and the soul’s salvation.

N.B. It is quite a long post, but it is worth reading the whole thing if you have the time.
 
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