Not as precious as his glory.

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reaganmarsh

Puritan Board Senior
"Though the lives of men are dear and precious to God, yet they are not as precious as his glory. The glory of his name is a thousand, thousand times more dear to God than the lives of thousands and thousands of people. The lives of Nadab and Abihu must go so that God may be sanctified. If it comes so in the way that the lives of men and the sanctifying of God's name cross, the glory of God must pass on and must have its course, let the lives of men go which way they will.

We think much of the lives of men taken away, but if we knew what the glory of God meant, and what infinite reason there is that God should be glorified, we would not think it so much that the lives of so many men should go for the glory of God. It is mercy that our lives have not gone many times for God's glory. How often might God have glorified himself in taking away our lives? We have cause to bless him that our lives have been preserved as long as they have."

--Jeremiah Burroughs, Gospel Worship
 
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