You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace.
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.”
Whatever a man depends upon, whatever rules his mind, whatever governs his affections, whatever is the chief object of his delight, is his god.
The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.
A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats
It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart; if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time.
God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. When you are so weak that you cannot do much more than cry, you coin diamonds with both your eyes. The sweetest prayers God ever hears are the groans and sighs of those who have no hope in anything but his love.
We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.
My faith rests not in what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is doing for me.
Hold everything earthly with a loose hand, but grasp eternal things with a death-like grip
Great hearts can only be made by great troubles. Great faith must have great trials.
You cannot preach conviction of sin unless you have suffered it. You cannot preach repentance unless you have practiced it. You cannot preach faith unless you have exercised it. True preaching is artesian; it wells up from the great depths of the soul. If Christ has not made a well within us, there will be no outflow from us.
You will never know God’s strength until He has supported you in deep waters.
God does not need your strength: he has more than enough of power of his own. He asks your weakness: he has none of that himself, and he is longing, therefore, to take your weakness, and use it as the instrument in his own mighty hand. Will you not yield your weakness to him, and receive his strength?
God is our portion, Christ our companion, the Spirit our Comforter, Earth our lodge, and Heaven is our home.
We wept when we were born though all around us smiled; so shall we smile when we die while all around us weep.
Some go to church to take a walk; some go there to laugh and talk. Some go there to meet a friend; some go there their time to spend. Some go there to meet a lover; some go there a fault to cover. Some go there for speculation; some go there for observation. Some go there to doze and nod; the wise go there to worship God.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.
Satan always hates Christian fellowship; it is his policy to keep Christians apart. Anything which can divide saints from one another he delights in. He attaches far more importance to godly intercourse than we do. Since union is strength, he does his best to promote separation.
Of two evils, choose neither.
You must keep all earthy treasures out of your heart, and let Christ be your treasure, and let Him have your heart.
Anything is a blessing which makes us pray.
Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.
You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.