one sin is worse than a thousand sufferings

Be your losses what they will in this kind,
remember in every loss there is only a suffering,
but in every discontent there is a sin,
and one sin is worse than a thousand sufferings.
What! because some of my revenues are gone,
shall I part with some of my righteousness?
shall my faith and patience go too?
Because I do not possess an estate,
shall I not therefore possess my own spirit?
O learn to be content.

~Thomas Watson "The Art of Divine Contentment"

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