On Not Bearing False Witness Against Ourselves -Richard Sibbes-

“We must beware of false reasonings, such as: because our fire does not blaze out as others, therefore we have not fire at all. By false conclusions we may come to sin against the commandment in bearing false witness against ourselves. The prodigal would not say he was not a son, but that he was not worthy to be called son (Luke 15:19).”

Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed

On the Cause of our Discontent -Elisabeth Elliot-

“The cause of our discontent: We simply do not believe God. The wilderness experience leads to the Promise Land. It is the path God chose for us. His Word is established forever, and He tells us in a thousand ways that He is our peace, His choices for us will lead to fulfillment and joy, the way of transgressors is hard. Do we suppose that we could find a better way than His?”

Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart (p.51)