No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.
After a storm comes a calm.
Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.