Monday, August 24, 2015

I Have Shaken Every Branch – Martin Luther

"If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of those branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant."
(Luther made a commitment to turn to the Scriptures on a daily basis …he read through the entire Bible two times a year)  
Martin Luther 1483-1546
Taken from the book Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of his Life and Thought
by Stephen J Nichols

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Beginning of Salvation - Martin Luther

The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.
Martin Luther 1483-1546
Taken from the book 1001 Unforgettable Quotes about God, Faith and the Bible

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

You do not Pretend, You Are - Oswald Chambers

Pi"* people try to produce the life of God by sheer imitation; they pretend to be sweet when really they are bitter. The life of God has no pretense, and when His life is in you, you do not pretend to feel sweet, you are sweet.
* "Pi" is short for "pious." Chambers uses it to mean people who are self-focused pretenders who try to act like what they are really not.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, August 17, 2015

One of the Highest and Purest Acts of Religion – Thomas Watson

Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Thursday, August 13, 2015

They Alone Are Truly Happy - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

They alone are truly happy who are seeking to be righteous. Put happiness in the place of righteousness and you will never get it.
 D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones 1899-1981

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Prayer Is The Soul’s Sincere Desire - James Montgomery

Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
  The Christian's native air,
His watchword at the gate of death,
  He enters heaven with prayer.
Taken from the Hymn: Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire
By James Montgomery 1818

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Increasingly Aware - Jonathan Edwards

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing" John15:5
The work of a true convert is not done. He finds a great work to do and great wants to be supplied. He still sees himself to be a poor, empty, helpless creature who still stands in great and continual need of God's help. He well knows that without God he can do nothing. After a true conversion, the soul is increasingly aware of its own impotence and emptiness. It is still aware of its universal dependence on God for everything.
Taken from the book The Best of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Light Heart Makes - Robert Murray Mccheyne

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Col 3:23
It is right for Christians to be diligent in business. They have good conscience that oils the wheels. "A merry heart does good, like medicine" (Prov 17:22) A light heart makes easy work.
Taken from the book The Best of Robert Murray McCheyne
Robert Murray McCheyne 1813-1843

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Brethren, Pray For Us - EM Bounds

"Brethren, pray for us." 1 Thessalonians 5:25
If Paul was so dependent on the prayers of God's saints to give his ministry success, how much more important is it that the prayers of God's saints be centered on the ministry of today!
Taken from the book The Best of EM Bounds EM Bounds 1835-1913

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We Looked For So Little -George Macdonald

O Lord my God, in you I put my trust. Psalms 7:1
"Our God, one day we will laugh ourselves to scorn that we looked for so little from you."
Taken from the book The Best of George Macdonald
George Macdonald 1824-1905

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Be Very Tender Towards All Youthful People - Charles Spurgeon

I entreat all who love Jesus Christ and would see his kingdom come, to be very tender towards all youthful people, and to pray that their hearts may be won to Jesus.
Taken from the book Council for Christian Workers by Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892

Monday, August 3, 2015

There He Will Learn – John Trapp

He that cannot pray, let him go to sea, and there he will learn.
John Trapp 1601-1669