"He never ceased to be the Son of God; and yet he assumed all the conditions of humanity. He veiled His power, and become a helpless infant, unable to walk, to speak, to think, lying feeble and dependent in his mother’s bosom. He laid aside his sovereignty, his majesty. And it was all for our sake, that he might lift us up to glory."
- J. R. Miller: Come Ye Apart
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
There can be no doubt that all the troubles in the Church are due to a departure from the authority of the Bible.
As a man rejects his land and refuses to till it, so does he reject the Scripture that refuses to study it.
An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world.
If we trust and focus on anything else or any other person for wisdom, righteousness, holiness and sanctification, we are on the wrong track.
"We err greatly if we suppose that Christ cares for none but His own believing people. He cares for all. His heart is wide enough to take an interest in all mankind. His compassion extends to every man, woman, and child on earth. He has a love of ‘general pity’ for the man who is going on still in his wickedness, as well as a love of special affection for the sheep who hear His voice and follow Him. —-> He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
- J. C. Ryle: Daily Readings From All Four Gospels
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2Timothy2:3
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Grace upon grace John 1:16
His blood can wash the foulest clean. His grace can support and uphold the weakest. His power can deliver the tried and tempted. “Behold now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” — 2Corinthians6:2. Yield yourself to Christ’s claims. Give Him the throne of your heart. Turn over to Him the regulation of your life. Trust in His atoning death. Love Him with all your soul. Obey Him with all your might and He will conduct you to heaven. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” — Acts 16:31
Jonathon Edwards - Christ's Mercy
Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be; lead me by thine own hand; choose out the path for me.
Cheap grace is justification of sin without justification of the sinner, forgiveness without repentance - Bonhoeffer