Friday, January 31, 2014

Death Is - Oswald Chambers

Death is God's delightful way of giving us life.
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kindness Has - Fredrick W Faber

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.

Fredrick W Faber, 1814-1863

Truly a Glorious Redemption - Ichabod Spencer

The plan, as I now saw it, seemed so infinitely more glorious, that I could only rejoice in it. Not only had he paid our debt, but he had clothed us also in his own robe of righteousness: so that we need not depend on ourselves, or look for righteousness in ourselves, but find all in Christ. That was truly a glorious redemption.

Taken from the book A Pastor's Sketches by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

Ichabod Spencer was quoting a young woman he was talking to.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Prophet's Fiery Word - Robert Candlish

The prophet's fiery word has come home; "Thou art the man!" The shock of that stunning and awakening deathblow thou couldst not stand, were it not for thy simple confession, "I have sinned against the Lord," being met with the instant assurance, "The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die" (2 Samuel 12:13).

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

by Robert Candlish 1873

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

If You Were Arrested For Being a Christian - David Otis Fuller

If you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?

David Otis Fuller 1903-1988

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Roots of Our Hearts Have Grown Down Into Things - A.W. Tozer

The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us, a development never originally intended. God's gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.

Taken from the book The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer 1948

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Men Who Have Done the Most for God - EM Bounds

The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees.

EM Bounds 1835-1913

Monday, January 20, 2014

What They Will Most Lastingly Recognize - Oswald Chambers

O Lord, I would crave more and more to put on love like a garment, that in my contact with men that is what they will most lastingly recognize.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Friday, January 17, 2014

Be Not Angry That You Cannot - Thomas A Kempis

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

Thomas a Kempis 1380-1471

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Always Be In a State Of Expectancy - Oswald Chambers

Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left. Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers by Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, January 13, 2014

There Are Two Things to Do About the Gospel - Susanna Wesley

There are two things to do about the Gospel – believe it and behave it.

Susanna Wesley 1669-1742 Mother of John and Charles Wesley

Friday, January 10, 2014

Trouble Is the Natural and Proper Fruit - Samuel Bolton

As there is peace and good in the ways of holiness, so there is evil and trouble in the ways of sin. They are never separated. Trouble is the natural and proper fruit of sin, the fruit which it naturally bears.

Taken from the book The True Bounds of Christian Freedom 

by Samuel Bolton 1645

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Though the Beams Are Taken Away - Jeremiah Burroughs

Though the beams are taken away, yet the sun remains the same in the firmament as ever it was.

Taken from the book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

By Jeremiah Burroughs 1648 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Before I Can See Anything - Richard Sibbes

There must be Spirit in me as there is Spirit in the Scriptures, before I can see anything.

Richard Sibbes 1577-1635

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lead Me That I May Know How I Ought To Declare - William Burns

How hard it is to unite in just proportions the humbling doctrine of man's inability to come to Christ without regeneration, and the free gospel offer which is the moral means employed by God in conversion! Oh! Spirit of Jesus, my Saviour, lead me, a poor, ignorant, and self-conceited sinner, to the experience of this great mystery of grace, that I may know how I ought to declare thy glorious gospel to perishing fellow-sinners! Amen.

William Burns, Scottish Missionary to China 1815-1868


Sunday, January 5, 2014

It Is Essential That We Should Have Faith If - Charles Spurgeon

"According to your faith be it unto you."(Matt 9:29)  It is essential, then, that we should have faith if we are to be useful, and that we should have great faith if we are to be greatly useful.

Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892


Saturday, January 4, 2014

We Must Grow Downwards In Humility to - Charles Simeon

Watch continually over your own spirit, and do all in love; we must grow downwards in humility to soar heavenward.

Charles Simeon 1759-1836

Thursday, January 2, 2014

When I Hear a Knock I Hear - John Newton

John Newton was not bothered by the telephone, but he was by people coming to his home. He said, "When I hear a knock at my study door, I hear a message from God; it may be a message of instruction; perhaps a lesson of patience; but, since it is His message, it must be interesting.''

John Newton 1725-1807

Quoted in the book On Being a Pastor by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

We do not meditate so that we may - Thomas Manton

We do not meditate that we may rest in contemplation, but in order to obedience.
Thomas Manton 1620-1677