Thursday, October 31, 2013

Humility Imports - Henry Scougal

Humility imports a deep sense of our own meanness, with a hearty and affectionate acknowledgement of our owing all that we are to the Divine bounty; which is always accompanied with a profound submission to the will of God, and great deadness toward the glory of the world, and applause of men.

Taken from the book The Life of God in the Soul of Man

by Henry Scougal 1650-1678


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Everything a Believer Does - Martin Luther

 Here is a saying ascribed to St. Jerome that everything a believer does is prayer and a proverb, "He who works faithfully prays twice." This can be said because a believer fears and honors God in his work and remembers the commandment not to wrong anyone, or to try to steal, defraud, or cheat. Such thoughts and such faith undoubtedly transform his work into prayer and a sacrifice of praise.

Taken from the book A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther 1483 - 1546




Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Lord Himself Was Led Up Into Wilderness - F.B. Meyer

We all need to go to Arabia to learn lessons like these. The Lord Himself was led up into the wilderness. And in one form or another, every soul who has done a great work in the world has passed through similar periods of obscurity, suffering, disappointment or solitude.

F.B. Meyer 1847-1929       





Monday, October 28, 2013

Faith Is - William Guthrie

Faith is the very shaping out of a man's heart according to God's device of salvation by Christ Jesus.

Taken from the book The Christians Great Interest by William Guthrie 1658



Friday, October 25, 2013

We Think Of Prayer As - Oswald Chambers

We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work. It is the supreme activity of everything that is noblest in our personality.            

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The measure of our love for others - A. W Pink

The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our  prayers for them.
A. W Pink (1886-1952),

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

God Is So Powerful - St Thomas Aquinas

God is so powerful that he can direct any evil to a good end.

St Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274  

If The Sword Did Not Destroy You - John Flavel

Beza, being in France in the first Civil War and there tossed up and down for two and twenty months, recorded six hundred deliverances from dangers in that space, for which he solemnly gave God thanks in his last testament. If the sword did not destroy you, it was because God did not give it I commission to do so.

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



Monday, October 21, 2013

Two Unequivocal Signs of Grace - Robert Candlish

Two unequivocal signs of grace; a desire to be thoroughly washed and cleansed,—"Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin," (Psalm 51:2)—and a willingness to appear before God for that end, without concealment and without guile,—"I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me." (Psalms 51:3)

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

by Robert Candlish 1873




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Godly Sorrow Is - Thomas Watson

Godly sorrow is ingenuous. It is sorrow for the offence rather than for the punishment. God's law has been infringed, his love abused. This melts the soul in tears. A man may be sorry, yet not repent, as a thief is sorry when he is taken, not because he stole, but because he has to pay the penalty. …'My sin is ever before me' (Ps. 51:3); David does not say, 'The sword threatened is ever before me, but 'my sin'. O that I should offend so good a God, that I should grieve my Comforter! This breaks my heart!


Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Godly Man's Heart Is - Thomas Watson

A godly man's heart is the library to hold the Word of God; it dwells richly in him (Col 3:16).

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Every New Act of Sin Requires - William Perkins

Every new act of sin requires a new act of faith and repentance (Isa. 1:4, 16, 18).

Taken from the book The Art of Prophesying by William Perkins

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Want My Spirit to Be - Andrew Murray

I want my spirit to be a listening spirit waiting to hear what God says.

Andrew Murray 1828-1917

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Worldliness - JC Ryle

Open transgression of God's law slays its thousands, but worldliness its tens of thousands.

Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Reason So Few of Us Intercede - Oswald Chambers

Intercession does not develop the one who intercedes; it blesses the lives of those for whom he intercedes. The reason so few of us intercede is because we don't understand this.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, October 7, 2013

Forgiveness Is - Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a permanent attitude.


Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968

Friday, October 4, 2013

All Backsliding From God Originates In - Andrew Fuller

All backsliding from God originates in a departure of heart from him: herein consists the essence and the evil of it. "Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know, therefore, and see, that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken THE LORD THY GOD, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord of hosts." Jer 2:19

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our gifts and talents should be - A W Tozer

Our gifts and talents should also be turned over to Him. They should be recognized for what they are, God's loan to us, and should never be considered in any sense our own. We have no more right to claim credit for special abilities than for blue eyes or strong muscles. "For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive?" (1 Cor 4:17)


Taken from the book The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer 1918–1963

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Perfect Love Brings In the Fear of Sin - Hugh Binning

Perfect love casts out the fear of hell, but perfect love brings in the fear of sin: "Ye that love the Lord, hate evil" Psalm 97:10; and if you hate it, you will fear it, in this state of infirmity and weakness wherein we are.
Taken from the book Christian Love by Hugh Binning 1627-1653

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Live as if - Martin Luther

Live as if Christ died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back again tomorrow.

Martin Luther 1483-1546

Taken from the book 1001Unforgetable Quotes about God, Faith and the Bible