Comfort of comforts

(Thomas Brooks, “The Transcendent Excellency of
a Believer’s Portion above All Earthly Portions”)

The knowledge of a man’s property in God—is the comfort
of comforts.
…Of all words, the word mine is the sweetest and theComfort of comforts
most comforting word
. Ah! when a man can look upon
God, and write “Mine!” when he can look upon God, and
say, “This God is my God forever and ever!” when he can
look upon God, and say, “This God is my portion!” when
he can look upon God, and say with Thomas, “My Lord and
God!”—how will all the springs of joy rise in his soul! …
The serious thoughts of our property in God will add
much sweet—to all our sweets! Yes, it will make every

When a man seriously thinks . . .
it is my God who cheers me with His presence,
who supports me with His power,
my God who guides me by His counsel,
who supplies me with His goodness,
my God who blesses all my blessings to me;
and it is my God who has sorely visited His child…


O Christians! A clear sight of your property in God is . . .

a pearl of great price,
your paradise,
manna in a wilderness,
water out of a rock,
a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night,
salve for every sore,
cure for every disease,
remedy against every malady,
an anchor at sea, and a shield on shore,
a star to guide you,
staff to support you,
a sword to defend you,
and a pavilion to hide you,
a fire to warm you,
and a banquet to refresh you,
a city of refuge to secure you,
and a cordial to cheer you!

What more could you desire?

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