“My dear and faithful wife” by William Kiffin

“It pleased the Lord to take to Himself, my dear and faithful wife, with whom I had lived nearly forty-two years; whose tenderness to me, and faithfulness to God, were such as cannot, by me, be expressed, as she constantly sympathised with me in all my afflictions. I can truly say, I never heard her utter the least discontent under all the various providences that attended either me or her; she eyed the hand of God in all our sorrows, so as constantly to encourage me in the ways of God: her death was the greatest sorrow to me that ever I met with in the world.”

–William Kiffin, quoted in Michael Haykin, Kiffin, Knollys, and Keach: Rediscovering English Baptist Heritage (Leeds, England: Reformation Today, 1996), 51. As quoted by Mark Dever, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005), 123.

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