“We ought to be so versed in Scripture as to always have at the tip of our tongue the promise that most exactly meets our case. We ought to be transcripts of Scripture. The divine promise should be as much written upon our hearts as upon the pages of the Book.”
“The Bible must be true, for it could not have been invented. The promises contained in it are greater for quantity and better for quality than the most expectant individual could have looked for. God surprises us with the surpassing fullness of His cheering words. He overwhelms us with favors until . . . we sit down in wonder and cry, “Why do I receive so much that I do not deserve.”
“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”
“So, afflictions considered in themselves, we think are very great, but let them be considered with the sea of God’s mercies we enjoy, and then they are not so much, they are nothing in comparison.”
“It is but one side of a Christian to endeavor to do what pleases God; you must as well endeavor to be pleased with what God does, and so you will come to be a complete Christian when you can do both.”
“You worship God . . . when you come to hear a sermon, or spend a half an hour or hour in prayer, or come to receive a sacrament. These are the acts of God’s worship, but they are only external acts of worship, to hear and pray and receive sacraments. But this is the soul’s worship, to subject itself thus to God. You who often will worship God by hearing, praying and receiving sacraments, and yet afterwards will be froward or discontented, know that God does not regard such worship, he will have the soul’s worship, in this the subjecting of the soul unto God. Note this, I beseech you: in active obedience we worship God by doing what pleases God, but by passive obedience we do as well worship God by being pleased with what God does. Now when I perform a duty, I worship God, I do what pleases God; why should I not as well worship God when I am pleased with what God does? ”
If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.
2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV) Continue reading