Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To King Jesus 20…
Let the Bible, the whole Bible, nothing but the Bible,
be the rule of our faith and practice.
Holding this principle,
we travel upon the King’s highway.
The road may sometimes seem narrow,
and our faith may be severely tried–
but we shall not be allowed greatly to err.
Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as savior,
until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner.
J. C. Ryle
“Let us seek friends
that will stir us up about
our Bible Reading,
our use of time,
our souls and
He shows us our emptiness and weakness,
draws us to the throne of grace,
purifies our affections,
weans us from the world,
makes us long for heaven.
In the resurrection we’ll say,
‘it is good for me that I was afflicted.’
We’ll thank God for every storm.”
J C Ryle
“A humble and prayerful spirit
will find a thousand things in the Bible —
which the proud, self-conceited student
will utterly fail to discern.”
We get angry
when we feel like God owes us
a better life
than we have.
Abominations [sinful thoughts and desires],
like nests of vipers, lie quietly in us,
til the rod of affliction rouses them.
Then they hiss and show their venom.
“The fear of man is strong,
the opposition of this evil world is mighty,
the lusts of the flesh rage horribly,
the fear of death is terrible,
the devil is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour;
but Jesus is stronger than them all.”
Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself,
but because it contradicts them.
E. Paul Hovey
I adore the wonders of Thy condescending love,
marvel at the true believer’s high privilege
within whom all heaven comes to dwell,
abiding in God and God in him;
I believe it,
help me experience it to the full.
Valley of Vision
Why settle for Hershey kisses
when God gives you the chocolate factory?
“A painted fire cannot warm,
a painted banquet cannot satisfy hunger,
and a formal religion [merely outward motions/actions]
cannot bring peace to the soul.”
J C Ryle
O how careful ought believers to be,
to cherish and maintain,
even in the midst of tribulation,
a holy confidence and joy in God!
For the joy of the Lord is a believer’s strength.
God hates evil and suffering
and has a plan that will defeat it,
but we can hardly see any of the plan.
It is hidden too deeply for us to see much of it at all.
The people around Jesus’ cross also shook their heads & said,
“I don’t see how God could bring anything good out of this.”
Everybody has faith in something.
The word “faith” simply means
“put your trust in”.
Obeying God is not the death of your happiness.
It is the death of everything that keeps you
from full and lasting happiness.
Tens of thousands would like to escape from hell,
but they have no wish to escape from sin.
Are there not multitudes who are very anxious
to get rid of the punishment,
but are not at all concerned
to be delivered from the habit of iniquity?
“Beware of manufacturing a God of your own:
a God who is all mercy,
but not just;
a God who is all love,
but not holy;
a God who has a heaven for everybody,
but a hell for none.”
J C Ryle
“Just because you’d make a great preacher,
doesn’t mean you’d make a faithful pastor.
Shepherding requires more than oratory skill.”
We see the Bible as a book of answers to our questions,
but if we let the text speak
we find that we are not even asking the right questions.
“‘Enoch walked with God’ (Genesis 5:24).
He didn’t ask God to change direction.”
Tom Carson, 1983,
from “Memoirs Of An Ordinary Pastor” by @DACarson_ p. 124.
“Keep clear fences but keep them low,
and shake hands over them often.”
Mark Dever on denominational differences
If you are prone to self-pity,
you probably think too little
of the God living inside of you.
Precious Bible, what a treasure,
Does the word of God afford!
All I want for life or pleasure,
Food or medicine, shield or sword.
Let the world account me poor,
Having this, I want no more.
John Newton, 1779
“Knowledge of the Bible never comes by intuition.
It can only be obtained by diligent, regular, daily, attentive reading.”
This is the worst enemy we have to deal with:
The power for the Christian life
does not come from the question: what would Jesus do?
But, rather, from the question:
what has Jesus already done?
“We can know the right words yet never be changed.
This is the difference between information and transformation.”
Christianity gives a meaning for life
that suffering can’t take away from you.
Fly, fly to Jesus Christ, that heavenly bridegroom;
behold he desires to take you to himself,
miserable, poor, blind and naked as you are;
he is willing to clothe you with his everlasting righteousness,
and make you partakers of…glory.
The religion of a sinner stands on two pillars;
namely, what Christ did for us in his flesh
and what he performs in us by his Spirit…
Most errors arise from an attempt to separate these two.
The more we are convinced of
our utter depravity and inability from first to last,
the more excellent will Jesus appear.
“Every natural (unregenerate) person hates God.”
(see James 4:4 and Colossians 1:21)