“Penitent sorrow is only a purge to cast out those corruptions which hinder you from relishing your spiritual delights. Use it therefore as physic [medicine], only when there is need, and not for itself, but only to this end, and turn it not into your ordinary food. Delight in God is the health of your souls.”
Richard Baxter, A Christian Directory (Ligonier, 1990), page 142. Italics added.
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