He Wages For The Soul

When a tyrant goes to dispossess a neighbouring prince of what is lawfully his own: the men that he employeth at arms to overcome, and get the land, they fight for half-crowns, and the like, and are content with their wages: But the tyrant is for the kingdom, nothing will serve him but the kingdom. This is the case: Men when they persecute, are for the stuff, but the devil is for the soul, nor will any thing less than that satisfy him. Let him then that is a sufferer ‘commit the keeping of his soul to God:’ lest stuff, and soul, and all be lost at once.

-John Bunyan, from Advice To Sufferers, volume 2 of Works, page 696


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