Monday, January 23, 2017

Miller Quotes

Christ is building His kingdom with earth's broken things.


Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken, in building their kingdoms. But God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed.


Heaven is filling with earth's broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise. He can lift earth's saddest failure up to Heaven's glory!



It is impossible to estimate full influence of the reading of the Word in a home day after day and year after year. It filters into the hearts of the young. It is absorbed into their souls. It colors all their thoughts. It is wrought into the very fiber of their minds. It imbues them with its own spirit. It's holy teachings become the principles of their lives, which rule their conduct and shape all their actions.



[J.R. Miller]



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Where The Wicked Shall Lodge

That is, "The wicked shall certainly be turned into the nethermost Hell!" Yes, they shall forcibly be turned into the lowest and darkest place in Hell. God will, as it were, with both hands thrust them into Hell, into that prison of torment where divine justice eternally detains them.


Certainly, the very place in which the wicked shall lodge and be tormented to all eternity, namely Hell, the bottomless pit, the dungeon of darkness, the lake of fire and brimstone, the fiery furnace will extremely aggravate the dolefulness of their condition.


O sirs, were all the water in the sea ink, and every blade of grass a pen all would be too short to delineate the nature of this dungeon, where all lost souls must lodge forever!


Where is the man who, to gain a world, would lodge one night in a room that is haunted with devils? Is it nothing to dwell in Hell with them forever?


Oh, what infinite cause have we to exalt our dear Lord Jesus, who by the Hellish sorrows which He suffered for us, has freed us from the dreadful bondage of sin, Satan, and wrath that we lay under! Oh, prize that Jesus! Oh, exalt that Christ! Oh, extol that Savior, who has saved you from that eternal wrath!




[Thomas Brooks]

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Psalm 9:17 ...  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.



1 Thessalonians 1:10 ... And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.



1 Thessalonians 5:9 ... For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,❤

Saturday, January 21, 2017

David's Experience

David's experience is very instructive to us. While it teaches us that God can and will forgive us, if we repent of our great and gross sins yet it also teaches us that sin is an evil and a bitter thing; and that, though the guilt of it may be removed, the evil consequences of it will cling to us and be a subject of sorrow to us until God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes!


[Charles H. Spurgeon]







2 Samuel 12:13-14 ... And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.  Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.



Ephesians 2:11-13 ... Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.







Isaiah 25:8 ... He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.❤

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fear Not

God who feeds the sparrows, will not starve His saints! God controls all the concerns of His people, even of those that are most minute, and least regarded. This is an encouragement to live in a continual dependence upon God's providential care. If God numbers our hairs, much more does He number our heads. He takes care of our lives, our needs, our concerns, and our souls. God's universal providence extends itself to all creatures, and to all their actions even the smallest and most minute.


[Matthew Henry]




Matthew 10:29-31 ... Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.



Luke 12:6-7 ... Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.



1 Peter 5:7 ... Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.❤

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Law Quotes

Eternity will be too short fully to recount His praise. Let us not shorten our joy by neglecting to begin on earth.




What self denial! What self abasement! What self emptying! He, whom no infinitudes can hold, is contained within infant’s age, and infant’s form. Can it be, that the great “I AM THAT I AM” shrinks into our flesh?




If you stood alone, it would be presumption to hope. Because you are not alone, it is offence to tremble.




You may have wealth. It cannot profit long. You may have health. Decay will cause its flower to fade. You may have strength. It soon will totter to the grave. You may have honors. A breath will blast them. You may have flattering friends. They are but as a summer brook. These boasted joys often now cover an aching heart, but they never gave a grain of solid peace; they never healed a wounded conscience; they never won approving looks from God; they never crushed the sting of sin.








They are seated on the highest throne of joy, and revel in the sweetest sunshine of delight, who know that God is their sure possession. They who hold Him as their own by the hand of faith have greater riches than earth can give, and surer property than this world can amass.




[Henry Law]


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thirst Again?

All creature and 'created good' is inadequate of itself to satisfy the yearnings of the human soul. In every breast there is a craving after happiness. "Who will show us any good?" is the sigh, the soliloquy, of weary humanity. There are many streams of 'created' enjoyment. Some of these lawful, innocent, exhilarating, which have the blessing and favor of God resting upon them.  Others are poor, vile, degraded, unworthy. But even the best and purest, viewed by themselves and apart from God, can afford no permanent bliss or satisfaction.


They do not, cannot quench the immortal thirst. Pitcher after pitcher may be brought to the well's mouth; the golden goblet of riches; the jeweled flagon with the luscious draught of earthly glory; or the brimming transparent pitcher drawn up by the silken cord of human affection. But He who knows the human heart pronounces, that "thirst again" is the property and characteristic of them all. The finite can never be a satisfying portion for that which was born for the infinite. Satisfying portion?


Philosophy, with its eagle soarings, says, "It is not in me!" The pride of rank, crowns and coronets, and lordly titles, says, "It is not in me!" The laurel of conquest, as it withers on the warrior's brow, says, "It is not in me!" Gold, with its glittering heaps, laughs its votaries to scorn, and says, "It is not in me!"

Jesus does not condemn many of these worldly streams of innocent pleasure, or forbid their being resorted to. He who knows our frame would lay no cruel arrest on many objects of lawful earthly pursuit; the many wells of earthly happiness. All He says of them is, "If you restrict your happiness to these, you will not be satisfied; you will assuredly thirst again. The well of living waters that I tell you of, is more far lasting than all earthly sources of supply."


[John MacDuff]


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John 4:13-14 ... Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.


John 6:35 ... And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.


Revelation 21:6 ... And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.❤

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fluff

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

Winnie The Pooh - A.A. Milne






Matthew 11:15 ... He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. ❤

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pink Quotes

The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from Hell rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness.



The Bible is no lazy man's book! Much of its treasure, like the valuable minerals stored in the recesses of the earth, only yield up themselves to the diligent seeker. No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.



Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude  an attitude of dependence, dependence upon God.


It is not the absence of sin, but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.



Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook, which may be running today and dried up tomorrow. Why? To teach us not to rest in our blessings but in the Blesser Himself!


[A. W. Pink]


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Silly Moth is Caught!

Why is this world such a wide sea of evil?  Why do earth's multitudes roll so easily to hell?  The tastes of the mass of the human race are  groveling and vile. They only care to sip the vulgar cup of time and sense. Their sin soiled garments and polluted feet prove, that they wallow in defiling mire.


See the worldling.  A temptation meets him.  A gilded bait allures.  A sweet indulgence opens its inviting arms.  What follows?  The silly moth is caught!  Pleasure whispers, "Come and partake." Desire acquiesces. Nature surrenders.


Thus Satan leads his crowds down misery's downward slope. Quickly; easily; they glide along. The rolling pebble has no power to stop.  The downhill torrent is incapable of turning.


To them, liberty is unknown. The clash of heavy chains attests their bondage. Satan drags them; and they must obey. The world gives laws; they tremblingly submit. They crouch the slaves of many an insulting tyrant.


[Henry Law]


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Matthew 16:23 ... But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.


1 Peter 5:8 ... Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:



James 4:7 ... Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.❤

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Minimum Christian

The minimum Christian! And who is he? The Christian who is going to heaven at the cheapest rate possible. The Christian who intends to get all of the world he can and not meet the worldling's doom. The Christian who aims to have as little religion as he may without lacking it altogether.


The minimum Christian goes to worship in the morning; and in the evening also unless it rains, or is too warm, or too cold, or he is sleepy, or has the headache from eating too much at dinner. He listens most respectfully to the preacher, and joins in prayer and praise. He applies the truth very judiciously sometimes to himself, oftener to his neighbors.


The minimum Christian is very friendly to all good works. He wishes them well, but it is not in his power to do much for them. The Sunday-school he looks upon as an admirable institution especially for the neglected and ignorant. It is not convenient, however, for him to take a class his business engagements are so pressing during the week that he needs the Sabbath as a day of rest; nor does he think himself qualified to act as a teacher. There are so many persons better prepared for this important duty that he must beg to be excused. He is very friendly to home and foreign missions, and colportage, and gives his mite but he is quite unable to aid in the management, for his own concerns are so excessively important. He thinks there are "too many appeals;" but he gives, if not enough to save his reputation, pretty near it at all events he aims at it, and never overshoots the mark.


The minimum Christian is not clear on a number of points. The opera and dancing, the theater and card-playing, and large fashionable parties give him much trouble. He cannot see the harm in this, or that, or the other popular amusement. There is nothing in the Bible against it. He does not see why a Christian may not dance or go to the opera. He knows several excellent persons who do so at least, so he says. Why should not he? He stands so close to the dividing-line between the people of God and the people of the world that it is hard to say on which side of it he is actually to be found.


Ah, my brother, are you making this attempt? Beware, lest you find at last that in trying to get to Heaven with a little religion you miss it altogether; lest without gaining the whole world you lose your own soul. True godliness demands self-denial and cross-bearing and if you have none of these, you are making a false profession!


[Charles H. Spurgeon]




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Mark 8:36 ... For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?


Matthew 6:19-21 ... Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.❤

Friday, January 13, 2017

Let Me See Your Tongue

If your religion does not sweeten your tongue, it has done nothing for you.


If the doctor wants to know the state of your health, he says, "Let me see your tongue!"


There is no better test of the health of the soul, than to see what is on the tongue! When it gets cankered with unkind words, when it turns black with blasphemy, when it is spotted with impurity there is something very bad inside the heart, you may be quite sure of that!


Let your lips be a fountain from which all streams that flow shall savor of grace and goodness.




[Charles H. Spurgeon]







Luke 6:45 ... A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.




Ephesians 4:29 ... Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.




Ephesians 5:4 ... Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.



James 1:26 ...  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.❤