Wilberforce takes on life in full throttle with a new strict regimen in accordance with this newly discovered zest for life in Christ:

With this change [i.e. conversion] came a whole new regimen for the use of his months of recess from Parliament. Beginning not long after his conversion and lasting until he was married eleven years later, he would now spend his days studying “about nine or ten hours a day,” typically “breakfasting alone, taking walks alone, dining with the host family and other guests but not joining them in the evening until he ‘came down about three-quarters of an hour before bedtime for what supper I wanted.’” “The Bible became his best-loved book and he learned stretches by heart.” He was setting out to recover a lot of ground lost to laziness in college.

(Source: John Piper, Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce.)

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