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By Robert Leighton

Robert Leighton (1611 – 25 June 1684) used to be a Scottish pastor and reasonable puritan. He served because the Bishop of Dunblane, Archbishop of Glasgow, and significant of the college of Edinburgh.

But he's top remembered for his vintage observation on 1 Peter. Spurgeon remarked in this quantity, "We desire scarcely commend this really heavenly paintings. it's a favourite with all non secular men."

"The middle 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 through 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 can be certain he was once enjoyed first; and he who chooses God for his pride and component may perhaps finish expectantly that God has selected him to be a type of who shall get pleasure from Him and feel free in Him perpetually; 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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