Friday, November 30, 2012

A Prepared State Of Mind - John Calvin

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV)


That we may be in a prepared state of mind when the waves of persecution roll over us, we ought in due time to habituate ourselves to such an event by meditating continually on the cross.


Taken from the book Calvin's Commentaries by John Calvin 1509-1564

Volum XXII Page 134

Thursday, November 29, 2012

May You Have No Rest Until - George Whitefield

May you have no rest in your souls till you rest in Jesus Christ!


Taken from the book Select Sermons of George Whitefield

by George Whitefield 1714-1770

Page 95

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How We Should Love - Martin Bucer

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)


Christ is put forward as the example of how we should love, and that is the most effective argument. How great was Christ's love? What kind of love was his? Christ voluntarily gave himself up to death because of his great love for us – the greatest love anyone could have, in fact. The apostle asks us to imitate him.


Martin Bucer 1491-1551

Taken from the book Reformation Commentary on the Bible New Testament

Vol X Galatians, Ephesians

Page 385

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I resolve to carry the mark - Andrew Murray

I resolve to carry the mark of the children of God, the great distinction of the Christian - a life of prayer.
Taken from the book 199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God from the writings of Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Monday, November 26, 2012

The More Faith - J.C. Ryle

 The more faith the more victory! The more faith the more inward peace!
Taken from the book, Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Friday, November 23, 2012

Let Them - Martin Luther

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Breathe On Me Till I Am - Oswald Chambers

O Lord, breathe on me till I am one with Thee in the temper of my mind and heart and disposition, unto Thee do I turn. How completely again I realize my lost-ness without Thee.


Taken from the book If You Will Ask by Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Page 47


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Beauty of a Christian - Thomas Watson

Wherein does the beauty of the diamond lie, but in this, that it is a true diamond? If it is a counterfeit, it is worth nothing. So wherein does the beauty of a Christian lie, but in this, that he has the truth in the inward parts (Psalms 51:6)?


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

Page 101

Monday, November 19, 2012

Commit Thy Works unto the LORD - John Flavel

'Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established' (Proverbs 16:3). By works he means not only every enterprise and business we undertake, but every puzzling, intricate and doubtful event we fear. These being once committed by an act of faith, and our wills resigned to His, besides the comfort we shall have in the issue, we shall have the present advantage of a well-composed and peaceful spirit.


Taken from the book The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel 1678

Page 215

Friday, November 16, 2012

Love of the World Day Two - Andrew Fuller

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15 ESV)


The decision of heaven is nothing less than this, if any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. So far is the love of the world from being the less dangerous on account of its falling so little under human censure, that it is the more so.

Taken from the book The Backslider: His Nature, Symptoms, and Recovery by Andrew Fuller 1754-1815

Page 28

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love of the World Day One - Andrew Fuller

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15 ESV)


It has long appeared to me that this species of covetousness will, in all probability, prove the eternal overthrow of more characters among professing people, than almost any other sin; and this because it is almost the only sin which may be indulged, and a profession of religion at the same time supported.

If a man be a drunkard, a fornicator, and adulterer, or a liar; if he rob his neighbor, oppress the poor, or deal unjustly, he must give up his pretenses to religion; or if not, his religious connections, if they are worthy of being so denominated, will give him up: but he may love the world, and the things of the world, and at the same time retain his character.


Taken from the book The Backslider: His Nature, Symptoms, and Recovery by Andrew Fuller 1754-1815

Page 28

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Not 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
Page 10

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Let us - Thomas Brooks

Let us do our duties, and let the Lord do as pleaseth him.
Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks by CH Spurgeon
Thomas Brooks 1608-1680
Page 130

Monday, November 12, 2012

God Will Bless Our - Thomas Watson

God will bless our diligence, not our laziness.
From the book The Beatitudes by Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Friday, November 9, 2012

We Are Too Free - Oswald Chambers

We are too free from wonder nowadays, too easy with the Word of God; we do not use it with the breathless amazement Paul does.  Think what sanctification means - Christ in me; made like Christ; as He is, so are we.
Taken from the book, The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Most of Us - Oswald Chambers

Most of us take our salvation much too cheaply.
Taken from The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

When a Man Loves His Enemies - Oswald Chambers

When a man does love his enemies, he knows that God has done a tremendous work in him, and everyone else knows it too.
Taken from the book - The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We Are Not Specimens in His Showroom - Oswald Chambers

We are saved and sanctified for God, not to be specimens in His showrooms, but for God to do with us even as he did with Jesus, make us broken bread and poured-out wine as he chooses. That is the test - not spiritual fireworks or hysterics, not fanaticism, but a blazingly holy life that "confronts the horror of the world with a fierce purity,: chaste physically, morally and spiritually, and this can only come about in the way it came about in the life of Our Lord.
Taken from the book - The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Monday, November 5, 2012

Our Modern Speech - Oswald Chambers

Our modern speech is a great aid to inner hypocrisy, and it becomes a snare because it is easy to talk piously and live iniquitously. 
Taken from the book, The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Friday, November 2, 2012

Humility is a Strange Flower - Samuel Rutherford

Humility is a strange flower; it grows best in winter weather, and under storms of affliction.
Samuel Rutherford 1600-1661
Quoted in the book A Puritan Golden Treasury
Page 149

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Judas Heard - Thomas Goodwin

Judas heard al Christ's sermons.
Thomas Goodwin 1600-1680
Quoted in the book A Puritan Golden Treasury
Page 200