Insightful quotes

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Gossip involves saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face. Flattery means saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back. R. Kent Hughes (Posted by friend Laurie Mathers in Facebook)

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. William Shedd (Sent me in an email forward by Joseph Prince)

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are not commanded to defend his honor, but to be willing to share in the scorn directed to him. Is the servant greater than his master? Al Mohler’ commenting on International Blasphemy Day albertmohler.com)

How many of our attitudes towards life are concessions to the world rather than a conformity to the WORD? Ron Hollands (Contributed by Beryl Snowball)

“The fact that God can use our ignorance for his glory is hardly enough reason to remain as ignorant as we possibly can—and we dare never appeal to divine sovereignty to excuse our failings.” Moiśes Silva (Contributed by Philip Dhinakar)

“My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture. I have great respect for orthodoxy, but my reverence for inspiration is far greater. I would sooner a hundred times over appear to be inconsistent with myself than be inconsistent with the word of God.” Charles Spurgeon (Contributed by Philip Dhinakar)

“Eternal punishment in hell is not consistent with “the American experience” or “the American way.”  The God of the Bible, in other words, does not act in ways consistent with what many people consider to be American ideals.  Sending people to hell is just not fair.  But God does not claim to be fair.  The God of the Bible is infinitely greater than we are. He is faithful, just, holy, merciful, gracious, and righteous.  A morally perfect being does not operate at the level of mere and faulty human fairness, but at the level of his own omnipotent righteousness.  We hope to make things fair. God makes things right.  . . The Holy One of Israel, the ruler of all and the sovereign of universe, is now to be judged by his own sinful creatures by the standard of fairness.  Doctrines ruled to be “unfair” are cast aside and overridden by our cherished cultural assumptions . . .  As much as Christians in this blessed nation should respect and cherish our democratic ideals and system of government, we must keep ever in mind that the Kingdom of God is ruled by a higher and infinitely more perfect law and system of governance . . . Be warned:  God is not running for office, and heaven is not a democracy.” Al Mohler’ commenting on Alan Wolfe’s words albertmohler.com)

“Here is a little mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mothers heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, to her most tender cares, to her life-long prayers! Oh how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!” Elizabeth Prentiss’ Stepping Heavenward (Stolen from Amy’s blog)

Christ, the Son of God became the Son of Man so that we, who are sons of men, may become the sons of God. John Calvin (Contributed by Beryl Snowball)

A naturally bright person can carry on religious activity without a special gift from God. Filling church pulpits every week are some who are using only natural abilities and special training. A W Tozer

Clothes are not meant to make people think about what is under them. Clothes are meant to direct attention to what is not under them: merciful hands that serve others in the name of Christ, beautiful feet that carry the gospel where it is needed, and the brightness of a face that has beheld the glory of Jesus. John Piper

Readers may send me their favourite quotes. If your quotes impress me, they will be published. 🙂

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3 responses »

  1. “My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture. I have great respect for orthodoxy, but my reverence for inspiration is far greater. I would sooner a hundred times over appear to be inconsistent with myself than be inconsistent with the word of God.” Charles Spurgeon

  2. The fact that God can use our ignorance for his glory is hardly enough reason to remain as ignorant as we possibly can—and we dare never appeal to divine sovereignty to excuse our failings.

    Moiśes Silva

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