The Way To Heaven Is Beset With Many Difficulties

The way to heaven is narrow, and beset with many difficulties, and we, at times, are almost sorry that we ever ventured out, especially when we keep continually meeting with the lions in the way!

But nothing so much checks and stops us as vile self!
It cleaves to everything on the way, and wants so often to turn us out of the way.

Also, the ear is not deaf to the alluring and enticing invitation of Demas to look into the silver mine! Blessed are they who are only allowed to look in. For, alas! how many glaring professors and speedy travelers to Zion, who have been brave companions on the way for a time, have stopped short at that mine, and never could be seen beyond it!

Our hearts are very closely knit with everything that the world loves and admires. David said, “My soul cleaves to the dust;” and so do all God’s children say it now, at times, if they know the plague of their own hearts.

William Tiptaft

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