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*** We should be humble and happy. Humble because we are so little like Him and happy because He loves us so.
*** If there is one thing more than another that we need to guard against, it is to watch lest the heart's affections grow cold.
*** The moment my affections grow cold, my feet are going to wander and the world is going to get into my heart.
*** The one longing desire of my heart in ministry is to so plant Christ in the affections of Christians that they will desire to live in Him.
*** It is unbelief of the goodness that is in the heart of God that is in the root of all coldness, carelessness and lack of earnestness in the things of God.
*** One of the evil fruits of long continued spiritual negligence, is the soul's ignorance of its own state.
*** From the time you open your eyes in the morning till you close them at night, everything you see and hear tends to put the world into your heart.
*** If you set your heart upon an automobile it may burn up or you may have an accident and it will be destroyed; but if you set your heart on Christ you will never lose your object
*** The deception and power of present things is of the Devil, the perception of them is of God.
*** The higher we get in this world - the closer we get to the god and prince of it. God does not train His servants in the college of brick and stone - He trains them in the school of adversity.
*** Our special mark of a "sound mind" is readiness to take counsel of God.
*** All true knowledge, all moral knowledge, begins by putting God in His place; nothing is right and true without that.
*** The world says, "You must know something of evil." God says, "Be wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil." You get just as black fighting a chimney sweep as you do hugging him.
*** The wisdom of God is not an extension of man's wisdom, it is not an improvement of man's wisdom, but in every case, it is the opposite of man's wisdom.
*** All true knowledge, all moral knowledge, begins by putting God in His place: nothing is right or true without that.
*** Are you a mother? Do not be satisfied to tell your children the way of salvation. Tell them about the beauties of Christ; give the wisdom of the Word and seek to guide their footprints through this world into that faith and faithfulness that should characterize the family of God (2 Tim. 1:5)
*** There is no such thing as "Good Luck" or being fortunate. Nothing happens by chance to the Christian. Why not say "through mercy" or "through the Lord's goodness." Why not His ordering?
*** When we get home to glory and have a backward look over our history, we will find He was doing the very best He could for us each day of our lives according to our state of soul.
*** The grandest truth that I have discovered in all the word of God is this - that God became a man in Christ, walked throughout this world as a man, died on the cross as a man, then arose from among the dead, to remain a man forever - why - that He might enjoy our companionship for all eternity. (1 Cor. 15:28)
*** The Word of God came not by the will of man but rather is addressed to all with authority from God. It is the only book in the world whose prophecies are unfailingly true, because man cannot tell the future. It is also the only book that the natural man cannot understand. It is not written so as to work on the emotions and does not record the physical characteristics of Christ or the Apostles but rather gives us their moral features. There is nothing in Scripture contrary to reason - yet it does contain what is beyond reason, and must necessarily do so, because it comes from God. It brings together the answer to the truth of Light and Love and nothing is needed outside the Word to receive life, or to walk in godliness.
*** What are we in this world for, to get rich - no - we are here to learn the manifold grace and wisdom of God.
*** Read the Word of God, the Bible, until your mind is so saturated with it that you think and act in the light of Scripture.
*** Psalm 94:12-13 is the key to the whole book of the Psalms. Isaiah 5:4 is the key to the whole of the Old Testament. John 11:52 is the key to the book of Acts. Ephesians 1:10 is the key to the whole Bible.