Holiness is Not Just for Sundays - Daniel Burgess on Holy Living

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C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher

Directions for Daily Holy Living
- by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and a fiery preacher in his day.

Burgess’ book is not a checklist. The Christian cannot simply check off a list a number of items to be better in prayer, bible study, worship, or any other spiritual discipline simply because they follow his advice. Burgess will show that in all those spiritual duties which the Christian is commanded by God to accomplish, that it is all a matter of the heart as well as the head. It is not about a checklist. The Christian can’t check off, “get your heart right before God.” They can’t check off, “make your mind more consecrated to God in the morning.” They can’t check off, “improve your use of the holy sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.” They can’t check off, “receive the faithful minister’s words when he preaches as God’s own words.” These ideas are bigger, far bigger, than a check box. They are heart issues, salvation issues, regeneration issues, truly, Christian issues. But, Burgess will aid the reader in taking these “holy directions” and show how to think rightly about them in applying them in their everyday life. These issues are not something one can take or leave. They deal with Scripture, prayer, enemy love, hearing the word, and much more.

God is not looking for Christians to make a check mark on a checklist. He is looking for them to be arrested by the Spirit of God for the glory of Christ and be able to say “My heart shall stir me up, my spirit shall make me willing,” (Exodus 35:21), yes, willing to be conformed to Christ for the glory of God.

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Excited to read this one by Burgess!
Thanks, Matt!

Thanks brother. Burgess is quite helpful in so many areas....
"God will not act for them, whose prayers do not quicken them to act for him."
"God will condemn those by his Word, who will not judge themselves by it."
"If it weren’t for prayer, I could not live."
"Acting irreverently at a sermon is a public call to God for damnation."
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