Christ, that only went to the price of souls, hath told us that one soul is of more worth than all the world. Christ left His Father’s bosom, and all the glory of heaven, for the good of souls; He assumed the nature of man for the happiness of the soul of man; He trode the wine-press of His Father’s wrath for souls; He wept for souls, He sweat for souls, He paid for souls, and He bled out His heart-blood for souls. The soul is the breath of God, the beauty of man, the wonder of angels …
Thomas Brooks (1608–1680) is best known as the author of Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices and Heaven on Earth. He was also a Puritan pastor in London, England. His collected works are published in six volumes by the Banner of Truth Trust. This excerpt is from volume IV.