A Frequent and Near View of Death

Robert Traill (The Throne of Grace), Works 1:218:

Death is a theme of great importance, and of very obvious influence. If people would let it enter into their serious thoughts, and would take a serious and steady view of it, they would quickly find more in it and about it than ever they did, or could hear, by all that is told them. Next to the saving illumination of the Holy Ghost, with and by the word, there is no better school for men to learn, weigh, and duly to understand the things of God in, than a frequent and near view of death. What an edge would this put upon our praying, hearing, worship, and walking? Every thing that is done by men as dying persons, is usually well done.

Source: https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/a-frequent-and-near-view-of-death.91058/, Comment 1

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