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What think we of Christ? Is He altogether glorious in our eyes, and precious to our hearts? May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service.

    Topics: Faithful, Joy, Service

If the solemnities of our fasting, though frequent, long, and severe, do not serve to put an edge upon devout affections, to quicken prayer, to increase Godly sorrow, and to alter the temper of our minds, and the course of our lives, for the better, they do not at all answer the intention, and God will not accept them as performed to Him.

    Topics: Fasting
    Source: A Commentary on the Whole Bible, Funk and Wagnalls, v. 4, p. 1478.

Those who would bring great things to pass must rise early. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty.

    Topics: Finances, Achievement

There is a burden of care in getting riches; fear in keeping them; temptation in using them; guilt in abusing them; sorrow in losing them; and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.

    Topics: Finances

Those that disobey the commandments of God do so foolishly for themselves. Sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest fools.

    Topics: Foolishness
    Source: Commentary, 1 Samuel 13:13.

By the light of nature we see God as a God above us, by the light of the law we see Him as a God against us, but by the light of the gospel we see Him as Emmanuel, God with us.

    Topics: God, Nature, The Gospel

Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind.

    Topics: Grace

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.

    Topics: Grace, Affliction

All the grace contained in [the Bible] is owing to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior; and, unless we consent to Him as our Lord we cannot expect any benefit by Him as our Savior.

    Topics: Grace, The Bible

I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed.

    Topics: Gratitude
    Source: On the night he was robbed

That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.

    Topics: Greed

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.

    Topics: Heaven, Death

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