A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ. Vance Havner
What think we of Christ? Is He altogether glorious in our eyes, and precious to our hearts? May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service. Matthew Henry
Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other. Matthew Henry
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
When Jesus died on the cross, He was giving "all He had" to pay the price for all the wrong things you've ever done. In your heart, for just a moment, would you walk up that hill the Bible calls Skull Hill and stand quietly at the foot of that cross where the Son of God is pouring out His life for you. Look at Him dying for you! You are not worthless! But you'll never know how valuable you are until you give yourself to the One who died to buy you back. Which you could do right now, right where you are. Ron Hutchcraft
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson
There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after. Adoniram Judson
It takes some of us a lifetime to learn that Christ, our Good Shepherd, knows exactly what He is doing with us. He understands us perfectly. Phillip Keller
Thou art the way, the truth and the life.
Without the way, there is no going.
Without the truth, there is no knowing.
Without the life, there is no living. Thomas a Kempis
Faith is required of thee, and a sincere life, not loftiness of intellect, nor deepness in the mysteries of God. Thomas a Kempis
Man sees your actions, but God your motives. Thomas a Kempis
The national anthem of hell is "I Did It My Way." Peter Kreeft
When we seek His word above all others, His encouragement before all others, His truth instead of all others, then we will be pleasing to Him more than all others. Woodrow Kroll
I shovel money out, and God shovels it back…but God has a bigger shovel! R.G LeTourneau
"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no hell." C. S. Lewis
This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practice ourselves the kind of behavior we expect from other people. C. S. Lewis
There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians ever imagine that they are guilty themselves....The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil; Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind...As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C. S. Lewis
Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God's plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. God's love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love. Eric Liddell
There is all the difference in the world between preaching merely from human understanding and energy, and preaching in the conscious smile of God. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Our normal, ordinary view of salvation is hopelessly and ridiculously inadequate. Our trouble is that we always start with ourselves instead of starting with God. Instead of going to the Bible and looking at its revelation and discovering there what salvation means, I start with myself and certain things that I want and desire, certain benefits that I always want to enjoy in this life and in this world. I want forgiveness of sins; I want peace of conscience and of mind; I want enjoyment and happiness; I want to be delivered from certain sins; I want guidance; I want this and that; and my whole conception of salvation is reduced to that level. ... The most wonderful thing of all is not that my sins have been forgiven, nor that I may enjoy certain experiences and blessing as a Christian. The thing that should astound me ... is that I am a child of God, one of God's people.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
I choose patience...I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so. Rather than complaining that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage. Max Lucado
There are two days on my calendar - "Today" and "That Day." Martin Luther
If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us." We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
The question in salvation is not whether Jesus is Lord, but whether we are submissive to His lordship.
Only he who can say, 'The Lord is the strength of my life' can say, 'Of whom shall I be afraid?'
Of all the spirits, I believe the spirit of judging is the worst, and it has had the rule of me, I cannot tell you how dreadfully and how long... This, I find has more hindered my progress in love and gentleness than all things else. I never knew what the words, "Judge not that ye be not judged," meant before; now they seem to me some of the most awful, necessary, and beautiful in the whole Word of God. Frederick Denison Maurice in a letter to his mother..
The time of Jesus is kairos - a time of opportunity. To embrace the opportunity means salvation: to neglect it, disaster. There is no third course. John Marsh
When you are reading a book in a dark room, and come to a difficult part, you take it to a window to get more light. So take your Bibles to Christ. Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Give your life to God; he can do more with it than you can! Dwight L. Moody
A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God's boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it. Dwight L. Moody
This is the true self-denial to which our Savior calls us - the acknowledgement that self has nothing good in it except as an empty vessel which God must fill. It is simply the sense of entire nothingness, which comes when we see how truly God is all, and in which we make way for God to be all. Andrew Murray
America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts - a child - as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. Mother Teresa
The poorest of the poor are those who feel that they are unloved. Mother Teresa
I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself Watchman Nee
God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when He is about to give us the desire of our hearts. John Newton
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass! Scott Nicholson