John Brown of Haddington (1722-1787):
If I never write to you more, let these be my last words:
There is none like Christ-none like Christ-none like Christ. . . .
There is no learning nor knowledge like the knowledge of Christ.
No life like Christ living in the heart by faith.
No work like the service, the spiritual service of Christ,
No reward like the free-graces wages of Christ.
No riches nor wealth like “the unsearchable riches of Christ.”
No rest, no comfort, like the rest, the consolation of Christ;
No pleasure like the pleasure of fellowship with Christ.
Little as I know of Christ, and it is my sin and shame that I know so little of him, I would not exchange the learning of one hour’s fellowship with Christ for all the liberal learning in ten thousand universities, during ten thousand ages, even though angels were to be my teachers.
Cited in Joel Beeke, Puritan Reformed Spirituality, 220-21.