‘…perseverance that accompanies salvation is a perseverance in holy and gracious actions and motions; it is a continuing in pious duties and religious services, Philip. 3:10–14; Isa. 40:31. The life of a Christian consists in motion, not in session. A Christian’s emblem should be an house moving towards heaven; he must never stand still, he must always be a-going on from faith to faith, and from strength to strength’

Thomas Brooks, The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks, ed. Alexander Balloch Grosart, vol. 2 (Edinburgh; London; Dublin: James Nichol; James Nisbet and Co.; G. Herbert, 1866), 502–503.