Although you see the stars sometimes by their reflections in a puddle, or in the bottom of a well, yes, in a stinking ditch; yet the stars have their situation in heaven. So, though you see a godly man in a poor, miserable, low, despised condition for the things of this world, yet he is fixed in heaven, in the region of heaven: "Who has raised us up," says the apostle, "and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." (Eph 2:6).
Taken from the book Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
by Thomas Brooks 1652