The Dying Thoughts of Richard Baxter – Some Quotes

Chapter 4

Richard Baxter

If it is best for me, I shall desire it? Is that true? Prepare to be with him, and show others that he is better than everything else. If I had obeyed his ruling will, oh how better I would have been. My best state is to die in him.

All things work for the best…which is preparing you for death. All this world should be forsaken

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“If an angel came down, we would rather talk with him for one hour about God than run to all the libraries of the world.”
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for the least of heaven. I will not always have a body, but I will always have a God and Saviour.

If an angel came down, we would rather talk with him for one hour about God than run to all the libraries of the world.

My will be God’s finally. No more will Satan’s solicitations have anything to do with me. I will not disagree with God. My will will be his will. He sanctified us in Christ and drew him to himself. Not only will we love Jesus, but his love within us will cause us to love him and cause us to do anything else.

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“Singing psalms is the only thing that gives me peace and I think it is the only thing I would like to do as exercise towards the end of my life.”
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I cannot blame God for how I am… it is my sinful resistance of the Spirit, my unthankful neglects of grace and glory. Be merciful Lord.

Singing psalms is the only thing that gives me peace and I think it is the only thing I would like to do as exercise towards the end of my life.

Even if I don’t get to rule over angels and men in heaven, to be in the fullness of God should be enough of an honor.

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