Young John Wesley, before his conversion, anxiously sought rest for his soul, finally deciding on a solitary life in one of the Yorkshire dales. His wise mother interposed, saying that “God had better work for you to do.”
Wesley traveled many miles to consult ‘a serious man.‘ “The Bible knows nothing of a solitary religion,” advised the good man.
Then, Wesley turned about and faced his career which was to make his personal history a part of the history of his country and Christianity.
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. – 1 Timothy 4:3