Saturday, November 29, 2014

When He Is Old, He Will Not Depart From It - John Flavel

Quo semel est imbuta, recens servabit  odorem testa diu. (For many a day the pot will keep the scent of that which first it held, when freshly baked.) "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it' (Prov. 22:6).
Taken from the book The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel 1678

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Pleasures of Religion Will Abide - Matthew Henry

The pleasures of religion will abide; they wither not in winter, nor tarnish with time, nor doth age wrinkle their beauty; frosts nip them not, nor do storms blast them; they continue through the greatest opposition of events, and despise that time and change, which happens to all things under the sun' (Ecl 9:1).  Believers, when they are sorrowful, they are but as sorrowful, for they are "always rejoicing" (2 Cor 6:10) and "Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph" (2 Cor 2:14).
Taken from the book The Pleasantness of a Religious Life by Matthew Henry 1714

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Discontented Person - Thomas Watson

The discontented person thinks everything he doth for God too much, and everything God doth for him too little.
Taken from the book Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Secret of a Growing, Thriving Christian - JC Ryle

Paul was a man of God indeed—a holy man       a growing, thriving Christian—and what was the secret of it all? He was one to whom Christ was "all in all." He was ever "looking unto Jesus." "I can do all things," he says, "through Christ which strengtheneth me." "I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. The life that I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God." Let us go and do likewise (Heb. 12:2; Phil 4:13; Gal 2:20.)
JC Ryle 1816-1900

Monday, November 24, 2014

Whether Or Not We Should Pray - Andrew Murray

We need this simple, confident faith that God will give us what we ask for. Where it really exists, there will be no mistake about whether or not we should pray.
Taken from the book The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Saturday, November 22, 2014

SpendYourTime- RichardBaxter

O Spend your time as you would hear of it in the Judgment!
Richard Baxter 1615-1691

Friday, November 21, 2014

God's Giants Have Been - J Hudson Taylor

God's giants have been weak men who did great things for God, because they reckoned on God's being with them.
J Hudson Taylor 1832-1905

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If We Never Do Any Work Except When - Charles Spurgeon

If we never do any work for Christ except when we feel up to the mark, we shall not do much. If we feel that we will not pray because we cannot pray, we shall never pray.
Taken from the book The Soul Winner By Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

It Is Not My Ability, But - Corrie Ten Boon

It is not my ability, but my response to Gods ability, that counts.
Corrie Ten Boon 1892-1983

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Written On Eternal Shores - D.L. Moody

Seeking to perpetuate one's name on earth is like writing on the sand by the seashore; to be perpetual it must be written on eternal shores.
D.L. Moody 1837-1899

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nothing Does So Much Harm - J.C. Ryle

Nothing does so much harm to the cause of religion as the quarrels of Christians.
J.C. Ryle

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Satan Watches For - George Swinnock

Satan watches for those vessels that sail without a convoy.
George Swinnock 1627-1673

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I Have Often Looked Gratefully Back To My Sick Chamber - Charles Spurgeon

I have often looked gratefully back to my sick chamber. I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain.
Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892