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Archive for March 28th, 2010

The Word is not only a guide to knowledge, but a guide to obedience. A holy reading of God’s Word, results in our fleeing from sins, and practicing the duties commanded. “Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.”

Source: Thomas Watson Psalm 119:34

“The Spirit of God must come, and make the letter alive to you, transfer it to your heart, set it on fire and make it burn within you, or else its divine force and majesty will be hid from your eyes.”

Source: C.H. Spurgeon

“Every event is the product of God’s providence; not a sparrow, much less a saint, falls to the ground by poverty, sickness, persecution, but the hand of God is in it.”

Source: William Gurnall (1617-1679) The Christian In Complete Armour

“…if ever the Spirit of God hath begun a sanctifying or comforting work, causing thee to hope in his mercy, he never is, will, or can be the messenger to bring contrary news to thy soul; his language is not yea and nay, but yea and amen for ever.”

Source: William Gurnall (1617-1679) The Christian In Complete Armour

“The Lord discovers a sight of men’s sin and misery to them, to chase them out of themselves, and to put them out of conceit of their own righteousness … therefore discovers to them so much of their sin and corruption … that they are made to … despair of relief in themselves; and …so … prize Christ highly, who alone can set the wretch at liberty.”

Source: William Guthrie (1620 – 1665) The Christian’s Great Interest

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Prayer

"Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,

Uttered or unexpressed –

The motion of a hidden fire,

That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear,

The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near"

Source: James Montgomery

 

"Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view."

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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