Friday, November 29, 2013
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Monday, November 18, 2013
Let us hold to Christ more closely, love him more heartily, live for him more thoroughly, copy him more exactly, confess him more boldly, follow him more fully. Religion like this will always bring its own reward. Worldly people may laugh at it. Weak brethren may think it extreme. But it will wear well. In sickness it will bring peace. In the world to come it will give us a crown of glory that fades not away.
Taken from the book Sickness by JC Ryle 1816-1900
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Do but stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God, if you trust in Him. But there is so often a forsaking the ways of the Lord in the hour of trial, and thus the food of faith, the means whereby our faith may be increased, is lost.
Taken from the book Answers to Prayer by George Muller 1805-1898
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
When Paul mentions the matter of conversation, he says, "See that your speech is edifying"— good building-up stuff, not sanctimonious talk, but real solid stuff that makes people stronger in the Word of God, stronger in character, stronger in practical life.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917
Monday, November 11, 2013
We must pray daily for the teaching of the Holy Ghost, if we would make progress in the knowledge of divine things. Without Him, the mightiest intellect and the strongest reasoning powers will carry us but a little way.
Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856
Friday, November 8, 2013
I will conclude with that excellent saying of Bernard: "Lord, I will never come away from Thee without Thee." Let this be a Christian's resolution, not to leave off his meditations of God till he find something of God in him.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called "the rejoicing of hope" (Hebrews 3:6).
William Gurnall 1617 -1679
Monday, November 4, 2013
It may be that we are sinful; but God did not love us for our goodness, neither will He cast us off for our wickedness. Yet this is no encouragement to licentiousness, for God knows how to put us to anguishes and straits and crosses, and yet to reserve everlasting life for us.
John Cotton 1585 – 1652
Friday, November 1, 2013
Sanctification is always a progressive work. Some men's graces are in the blade, some in the ear, and some are like full corn in the ear. All must have a beginning. We must never despise "the day of small things".
Taken from the book Faithfulness and Holiness, The Witness of JC Ryle
by JI Packer 2002 JC Ryle 1816-1900