Friday, May 29, 2015

Waiting Souls - Thomas Brooks

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him (Lam 3:25). Waiting souls, remember this assurance is yours, but the time of the giving it is the Lord's; the jewel is yours, but the season in which he will give it is in his own hand: the gold chain is yours, but he only knows the hour wherein he will put it about your necks.
Well! Wait patiently and quietly, wait expectantly, wait believingly, wait affectionately, and wait diligently, and you shall find that scripture made good in power upon your souls, "Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry," (Heb 10:37, Hab 2:3)
Taken from the book Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance by Thomas Brooks 1654

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two Sorts of Peace to be Dreaded - Joseph Alleine

The conscience cannot be truly pacified until soundly purified (Heb 10:22). Cursed is that peace maintained in a way of sin (Duet 29:19-20). Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world: peace with sin, and peace in sin.
Taken from the book A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine 1671

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Spirit Runs Through It All - Richard Sibbes

But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 ESV)
The Spirit runs through it all. It is by the Spirit of the Lord that we behold. It is the Spirit of the Lord that takes away the veil. It is by the Spirit of the Lord that we are changed from glory to glory.
Taken from the book Glorious Freedom by Richard Sibbes 1639

Friday, May 22, 2015

Those Who Have Been Spiritually Bruised - Thomas watson

The Lord has always been most solicitous for his bruised ones. As the mother is most careful of her children who are weak and sickly, "He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom" (Isa 40:11). Those who have been spiritually bruised, who like lambs are weakly and tender, Christ will carry in the arms of free grace.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible Study.
Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Delay of Repentance – Thomas Watson

By the delay of repentance, sin strengthens, and the heart hardens. The longer ice freezeth, the harder it is to be broken.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Monday, May 18, 2015

We Are Not Made Holy For - Oswald Chambers

We are not made holy for ourselves, but for God.
Taken from the book If You Will Ask by Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Friday, May 15, 2015

Grace and Eternal Life - John Newton

To know Jesus is the shortest description of true grace; to know him better is the surest mark of growth in grace; to know him perfectly is eternal life.

John Newton 1725-1807

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Ear of the Lord Jesus Is Ever Open - JC Ryle

There was an officer in the city of Rome who was appointed to have his doors always open, in order to receive any Roman citizen who applied to him for help. Just so the ear of the Lord Jesus is ever open to the cry of all who want mercy and grace. It is His office to help them. Their prayer is His delight. Think of this. Is not this encouragement?    
Taken from the book A Call to Prayer by JC Ryle 1816-1900

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Most Powerful Of All Preaching - Ichabod Spencer

Thoughtlessness is the common origin of unconcern. We do a far better office for men when we lead them to think, than when we think for them. A man's own thoughts are the most powerful of all preaching. The Holy Spirit operates very much by leading men to reflection—to employ their own mind. I should hesitate to interrupt the religious reflections of any man in the world, by the most important thing I could say to him. If I am sure he will think, I will consent to be still. But men are prone to be thoughtless, and we must speak to them to lead them to reflection.
Taken from the book A Pastor's Sketches by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Seeming Peace of a Sinner - Thomas Watson

The seeming peace a sinner has is not from the knowledge of his happiness but the ignorance of his danger.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686
Taken from the book 1001 Unforgettable Quotes about God, Faith and the Bible

Friday, May 8, 2015

How Infinitely Good It Will Be - Archbishop Usher

"When Peter saw Moses and Elijah with Christ in his transfiguration, though he had but a glimpse of glory, yet he says "It is good for us to be here." But Oh! How infinitely good it will be to be in heaven. How shall we then be rapt up with glory, when we shall be forever with the Lord!

Archbishop Usher 1581-1656

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Consciences, Principles, and Practices - Jonathan Edwards

People are very apt to bring their principles to their practices and not their practices to their principles, as they ought to do. They, in their practice, do not comply with their consciences; all their strife is about bringing their consciences to comply with their practice.
Taken from the book The Best of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

No One Truly Believes In Christ Unless - John Calvin

No one truly believes in Christ unless he gives himself over to him and fights under his banner willingly.
Taken from the book Calvin's Commentaries by John Calvin 1509-1564
Acts 7:1-4

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

If You Are Ever - Robert Murray Mccheyne

"The form of this world is passing away"    1 Cor 7:31
Brethren, if you are ever so deeply taken up with any enjoyment that it takes away your love for prayer or for your Bible, or that it would frighten you to hear the cry, "The bridegroom comes" and you'd reply, "Has He come already?" then you are abusing this world.
Taken from the book The Best of Robert Murray McCheyne
Robert Murray McCheyne 1813-1843

Monday, May 4, 2015

Elementary Bible Truth We Are In Danger of Forgetting - Oswald Chambers

God or sin must die in me. The one elementary Bible truth we are in danger of forgetting is that the Gospel of God is addressed to men as sinners, and nothing else.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Friday, May 1, 2015

This is a Holy and Blessed Life -Martin Luther

Let us learn here (John 2:1-11The Wedding at Cana) how greatly our Lord God esteems the fourth commandment. For where people are married, there a household is constituted with father and mother, wife and children, hired hands and maidservants, cattle and fields, all laboring for daily bread. The Lord wants to teach us that this is a holy and blessed life, that we should not disdain marriage but esteem it very highly as created and ordained by God, even as Christ did.
Taken from the book The Complete Sermons of Martin Luther  
Martin Luther 1483 - 1546