Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If You Are weary with Your work - William Wilberforce

The gospel freely admitted makes a man happy. It gives him peace with God, and makes him happy in God. It gives to industry a noble, contented look which selfish drudgery never wore; and from the moment that a man begins to do his work for his Saviour's sake, he feels that the most ordinary employments are full of sweetness and dignity, and that the most difficult are not impossible.


And if any of you, my friends, is weary with his work, if dissatisfaction with yourself or sorrow of any kind disheartens you, if at any time you feel the dull paralysis of conscious sin, or the depressing influence of vexing thoughts, look to Jesus, and be happy. Be happy, and your joyful work will prosper well.



 William Wilberforce 1759 –1833


Monday, July 30, 2012

Where Should Our Hearts Be - George Muller

The Lord concludes: "for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matt 6:21) Where should the heart of the disciple of the Lord Jesus be, but in heaven? Our calling is a heavenly calling, our inheritance is a heavenly inheritance, and our citizenship is in heaven.


But if we believers in the Lord Jesus lay up treasures on earth, than our hearts will be on earth.


 Laying up treasures in heaven will draw the heart heavenward. It brings along with it, even in this life, precious spiritual blessings as a reward of obedience to the commandment of our Lord.


Taken from the book The Autobiography of George Muller

George Muller 1805-1898

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Way Of Faithfulness - Oswald Chambers

Watch where Jesus went. The one dominant note in His life was to do His Fathers will. His is not the way of wisdom or success, but the way of faithfulness.


Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers  

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

As The Clouds - Thomas Watson

As the clouds have a natural propensity to drop down their moisture upon the earth, so hath Christ to give forth of his gracious virtues and influences to the soul.


Taken from the book The Lords Supper by Thomas Watson 1665

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stand Upon the Edge of This World - John Wesley

Stand upon the edge of this world, ready to take wing, having your feet on earth, your eyes and heart in heaven.


John Wesley 1703-1791

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pray Often - John Bunyan

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.


John Bunyan 1628-1688

Friday, July 20, 2012

Praise Grows Upon Assurance - William Bridge

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

(Psalm 42:11 ESV)


The text says here O my soul , wait on God, hope in God, "for I shall yet praise him"; why? "for He is my God." Praise grows upon assurance.


Taken from the book A Lifting Up For The Downcast by William Bridge 1649

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Custom of Sinning - John Owen

Custom of sinning takes away the sense of it; the course of the world takes away the shame of it.


John Owen  1616-1683 

Quoted in the book A Puritan Golden Treasury

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Real Faith - George Muller

Real faith is manifested by prayer.


Taken from the book The Autobiography of George Muller

George Muller 1805-1898

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What I Have To Consider - Robert Candlish

It is not what my sin is in the sight of man that I have to consider; but what it is in thy sight, O thou Holy One! – who art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity.


Taken From the book The Prayer of a Broken Heart: Expository Discourses on Psalm 51

by Robert Candlish 1873


Monday, July 16, 2012

Affliction is - Charles Spurgeon

Affliction is the best bit of furniture in my house.

It is the best book in a minister's library. "


Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What a Privilege - Andrew Murray

What a privilege it is for me to meet in prayer with the One who has redeemed me.


Taken from the book 199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God: Compiled from the Writings of Andrew Murray -Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Study The Praise - Charles Spurgeon

I wish that men studied the praise they profess to present unto God more


Taken from the Book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Suffering Saints Are Living Seed - C. H. Spurgeon

Suffering saints are living seed. Oh, that God might help us to such faith, that when we come to suffer in life, or to expire in death, we may so glorify God that others may believe in him! May we preach sermons by our faith which shall be better than sermons in words.

From the sermon The Trial Of Your Faith. December 2nd, 1888,
by C. H. Spurgeon,



Monday, July 9, 2012

Dry wells - Samuel Rutherford

Dry wells send us to the fountain.


Taken from the Book The Loveliness of Christ

by Samuel Rutherford 1600-1661


Friday, July 6, 2012

A Great Gulf Fixed Between Her And The World - Charles Spurgeon

When I heard of a lady who had put on Christ by baptism, that the cold shoulder was given her in all the circles in which she moved; did I, think you, feel more disposed to console or to congratulate? It was said that now she had but few invitations to such places and such society as she had previously frequented; and I rejoiced, and thanked God for it. I was glad of it, for I felt she was farther removed from temptation.


 When I heard of a young man that, after he joined the church, those in his workshop met him at once with loud laughter and reproached him with bitter scorn. I was thankful, because now he could not take up the same position with themselves. He was a marked man: they who knew him discovered that there was such a thing as Christianity, and such a one as an earnest defender of it.


It is no evil to the church, depend upon it, to have a great gulf fixed between her and the world.  


From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Prosperity Under Persecution."  Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Poison in a Serpent and in a Man -Thomas Watson

A godly man does not indulge sin. Though sin is in him, he is troubled at it and would gladly get rid of it. There is as much difference between sin in the wicked and sin in the godly—as between poison being in a serpent and poison being in a man. Poison in a serpent is in its natural place and is delightful—but poison in a man's body is harmful and he uses antidotes to expel it. So sin in a wicked man is delightful, being in its natural place—but sin in a child of God is burdensome and he uses all means to expel it.


Taken from the book The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson 1666

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Devout Man - William Law

Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted to God. He therefore is the devout man, who lives no longer to his own will, or the way and spirit of the world, but to the sole will of God, who considers God in everything, who serves God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life, parts of piety, by doing everything in the name of God, and under such rules as are conformable to his Glory.


Taken from the book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law 1729



Monday, July 2, 2012

Would Rather Go Sleeping To Hell - Thomas Watson

Are there not millions of us who would rather go sleeping to hell; than sweating to heaven?
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Quoted in the book A Puritan Golden Treasury