Thomas Manton Tuesday!

I can still remember the day, well over a decade ago I was reading comments on Psalm 119 by my favorite Puritan, Thomas Manton, and ran across this helpful explanation of the exercise of faith. The verse from the psalm is this: 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart (esv).

Manton: “FAITH is often expressed by forms of motion: coming, running, going, seeking. Thus is the whole tendency of soul towards God expressed by terms that are proper to outward motion. COMING notes our serious resolution and purpose to make after God. GOING note the practice or progress in that resolution. RUNNING nots the fervour and earnestness of the soul to enjoy God. And SEEKING, that notes our diligence in the use of means.”

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