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By Robert Leighton

Robert Leighton (1611 – 25 June 1684) was once a Scottish pastor and reasonable puritan. He served because the Bishop of Dunblane, Archbishop of Glasgow, and critical of the collage of Edinburgh.

But he's most sensible remembered for his vintage remark on 1 Peter. Spurgeon remarked in this quantity, "We desire scarcely commend this actually heavenly paintings. it's a favourite with all religious men."

"The center that's touched with the loadstone of Divine love," writes Leighton, "trembling with godly worry, and but nonetheless having a look in the direction of God via mounted believing, issues on the love of election, and tells the soul that its direction is heavenward, in the direction of the haven of everlasting rest.

He who loves should be certain he used to be enjoyed first; and he who chooses God for his pride and component may well finish expectantly that God has selected him to be a type of who shall take pleasure in Him and be at liberty in Him ceaselessly; simply because our love and electing of Him is however the go back and repercussion of the beams of His love shining upon us."

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