Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Am I willing to go - George Müller

When we ask God for a thing, such as that He would be pleased to raise up labourers for His harvest, or send means for the carrying on of His work, the honest question to be put to our hearts should be this: Am I willing to go, if He should call me? Am I willing to give according to my ability? For we may be the very persons whom the Lord will call for the work, or whose means He may wish to employ.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You Cannot Sin so Much As - C. H. Spurgeon

You cannot sin so much as God can forgive. If it comes to a pitched battle between sin and grace, you shall not be so bad as God shall be good. I will prove it to you. You can only sin as a man, but God can forgive as a God. You sin as a finite creature, but the Lord forgives as the infinite Creator.
C. H. Spurgeon, "The Exceeding Riches of His Grace," on Ephesians 2:7 (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit [Pilgrim Publications], 28:344-345)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Think Heaven the Sweeter Because - Richard Baxter

I think heaven the sweeter because many of my old, lovely, affectionate, holy friends are there, and I am the more willing by death to follow them. And should it not be more pleasing to think that my God and Father, my Saviour and Comforter, are there?
Taken from the book Dying Thoughts by Richard Baxter 1683

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Sin is Two Sins When - Henry Smith

 A sin is two sins when it is defended.

Henry Smith 1560-1591
Taken from the book 1001 Unforgetable Quotes about God, Faith, and the Bible by Ron Rhodes

Friday, January 16, 2015

God Has Given - Charles Spurgeon

God has given no pledge which he will not redeem, and encouraged no hope which he will not fulfill.

Taken from the book The Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith by Charles Spurgeon 1893

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Ring and its Diamond – Thomas Brooks

Grace is a ring of gold, and Christ is the sparkling diamond in that ring.
Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It is Not Necessary That We -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is not necessary that we should discover new ideas in our meditation. It is sufficient, and far more important, if the Word, as we read and understand it, penetrates and dwells within us.

Taken from the book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945

Thursday, January 8, 2015

If a Man Can But Pray - Charles Spurgeon

The power of prayer can never be overrated. They who cannot serve God by preaching need not regret. If a man can but pray, he can do anything.

Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

When We Look at Ourselves - Hudson Taylor

When we look at ourselves, at the littleness of our love, the bareness of our service, and the small progress we make towards perfection, how soul-refreshing it is to turn away to Him; to plunge afresh in "the fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness"; to remember that we are "accepted in the beloved" ..."who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." Oh! the fullness of Christ, the fullness of Christ.

Taken from the book Hudson Taylors Spiritual Secret - Hudson Taylor 1832-1905

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gratitude and Thanksgiving - EM Bounds

"We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!" Psalm 75:1
Gratitude and thanksgiving always look back at the past, though they may also take in the present. But prayer always looks to the future. Thanksgiving deals with things already received. Prayer deals with things desired, asked for, and expected. Prayer turns to gratitude and praise when God has granted the things asked for.
Taken from the book The Best of EM Bounds EM Bounds 1835-1913

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Man Can Avoid Conviction by Truth - Ichabod Spence

Man can avoid conviction by truth, just as he can avoid burning by fire - getting out of its way, refusing contact with it - and no other way. So of the frost, so of the light of the sun, so of the thunder. These  may be shunned, but not directly resisted. The truth is just like them. 

Taken from the Sermon "The Truth Held in Unrighteousness: Romans 1:18"
from the book Doctrinal Sermons by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

Friday, January 2, 2015

Where it Might be Least Expected

True faith may sometimes be found where it might have been least expected.
Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Best of Men Fall Below Their Own Standard - Stephen Olin

It is universally true that the best of men fall below their own standard. This they do by a sort of moral necessity, for they are weak and imperfect; while the gospel rule is divine, and therefore perfect.

The Works of Stephen Olin Sermons and Sketches Stephen Olin 1852

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