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Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

    Topics: Suffering

Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the air, they fly over our heads. But they cannot make their abode in our souls. We suffer today, but we shall rejoice tomorrow.

    Topics: Suffering

I wish that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners cling to the devil. If we were as willing to suffer for God as some are willing to suffer for their lusts, what perseverance and zeal would be seen on all sides!

    Topics: Surrender, Zeal

Sonship is a thing which all the infirmities of our flesh, and all the sins into which we are hurried by temptation, can never violate or weaken.

    Topics: Temptation
    Source: The Fatherhood of God, Sermon #213.

Watch constantly against those things which are thought to be no temptations. The most poisonous serpents are found where the sweetest flowers grow. Cleopatra was poisoned by an asp that was brought to her in a basket of fair flowers. Sharp-edged tools, long handled, wound at last.

    Topics: Temptation

Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a lion!

    Topics: The Bible

God gave me this great book to preach from, and if He has put anything in it you think is not fit, go and complain to Him, not to me. I am simply his servant, and if His errand that I am to tell is objectionable, I cannot help it. Let me tell you, the reason why many of our churches are declining is just because this doctrine has not been preached.

    Topics: The Bible, Doctrine
    Source: Sermons, 4.340.

He that reads his Bible to find fault with it will soon discover that the Bible finds fault with him.

    Topics: The Bible

I am the messenger. I tell you the Masters message; if you do not like the message quarrel with the Bible, not with me; so long as I have Scripture on my side I will dare and defy you to do anything against me.

    Topics: The Bible, Quarreling
    Source: Salvation is of the Lord.

I venture to say that the bulk of Christians spend more time in reading the newspaper than they do reading the Word of God.

    Topics: The Bible

It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your spirit is flavoured with the words of the Lord, so that your blood is Bibline and the very essence of the Bible flows from you.

    Topics: The Bible

No music is more sweet to a gospel preacher than the rustle of Bible pages in the congregation.

    Topics: The Bible

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