"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God" Rom 1:1

"Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light." — Col 1:12

That is to say, the devil would not trouble you if you were not Christ's.

In other words, it is our natural inclination to wish that, having become Christians, we could just go to heaven with no more effort than lying in bed.

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." — Rom 8:18

"A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, that lies all night between my breasts." — Song 1:13

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Cor 4:17

"But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." — Gal 6:14

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Often in our sense of loss, we feel that there is a proportionality between our suffering and Christ's grace to us. Rutherford reminds us that we tend to think too much of ourselves and too little of Christ.

"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." — Isa 55:1

"And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths." — Zec 14:12

He is referring to the Episcopal party, who to his mind were content to have Christ reign, so long as they could rule. This sort of abrupt transition from rhapsodising about Christ to legal distinctions is typical Rutherford.