The Soul Hungering After Righteousness

Thomas Boston, Works, 3:275:

His_Parables010Those who are sore pressed with hunger value meat above other things, and therefore they will part with any thing for food. So will the soul hungering after righteousness. The man who found the pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. An imputed righteousness to cover the soul before the Lord, and an implanted righteousness to restore the soul to the image of God, is the chief thing which the hungering soul values, and will be content to let all other things go, so as the soul may gain these. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f25/soul-hungering-after-righteousness-83791/, Comment #1 (Thank You, Reverend Winzer!)

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