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The greatest test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us. In man, humility is the one thing needed to allow God's holiness to dwell in him and shine through him. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is lack of humility. The holiest will be the humblest.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Holiness, Humility

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty. acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Humility, Wisdom

Nothing can make a man truly great but being truly good, and partaking of God's holiness.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Holiness

The Bible as a whole speaks more of God's holiness than of His love.

    Author: Walter J. Chantry
    Topics: The Bible

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Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Holiness, The Heart

Difficulties and obstacles are God's challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Faith

Like a chain which depends upon its weakest link, if God's Word is not absolutely and completely true, it is too weak a cable to fix our anchorage and guarantee our eternal peace.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Scripture

The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Obedience, The Heart

Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God's sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Justification

The core and essence of the Gospel is its tremendous and glorious revelation of how deadly is God's hatred of sin, so that He cannot stand having it in the same universe as Himself, and will go any length, and will pay any price, and will make any sacrifice, to master and abolish it, is set upon so doing in our hearts, thank God, as elsewhere.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: The Gospel

Do not burn false fire upon God's altar; do not pose and pretend, either to Him or to yourself, in your religious exercises; do not say more than you mean, or use exaggerated language that goes beyond the facts, when speaking to Him whose word is truth.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Prayer

All that is glorious is but a phase of His infinite excellence, and so all truth and holiness, found in the Holy Scripture, are only a new tribute to Him who is the Truth, the Holy One of God.

    Author: A.T. Pierson
    Topics: Truth

Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God's presence. It is vain to say, "I have too much work to do to find time." You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.

    Author: A.T. Pierson
    Topics: Prayer, Time

By faith we are taken into Christ, made at once safe from holy wrath against sin, and kept safe from all perils and penalties. He, our divine Redeemer, becomes to us the new sphere of harmony and unity with God and His law, with His life and His holiness.

    Author: A.T. Pierson
    Topics: Faith, Redemption

Happy the soul that has been awed by a view of God's majesty.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: God, Happiness

The gospel of Satan announces salvation by character, which reverses the order of God's Word--character by, as the fruit of, salvation.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Satan, Salvation

Satan is ever seeking to inject that poison into our hearts to distrust God's goodness - especially in connection with his commandments. That is what really lies behind all evil, lusting and disobedience. A discontent with our position and portion, a craving from something which God has wisely held from us. Reject any suggestion that God is unduly severe with you. Resist with the utmost abhorrence anything that causes you to doubt God's love and his lovingkindness toward you. Allow nothing to make you question the Father's love for his child.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: God, Discontentment, Doubt

Growth in grace is growth downward. It is the forming of a lower estimate of ourselves. It is a deepening realization of our nothingness. It is a heartfelt recognition that we are not worthy of the least of God's mercies.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Growth

Prayer is not appointed for the furnishing of God with the knowledge of what we need, but it is designed as a confession to Him of our sense of the need. In this, as in everything, God's thoughts are not as ours. God requires that His gifts should be sought for. He designs to be honoured by our asking, just as He is to be thanked by us after He has bestowed His blessing.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Prayer, Gifts, Confession

The permanence of God's character guarantees the fulfillment of his promises.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: God

What is God's remedy for dejection at apparent failure in our labours? This - the assurance that God's purpose cannot fail, that God's plans cannot miscarry, that God's will must be done. Our labours are not intended to bring about that which God has not decreed.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Service, Failure

A consciousness of our powerlessness should cast us upon Him who has all power. Here then is where a vision and view of God's sovereignty helps, for it reveals His sufficiency and shows us our insufficiency.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Power

The mere fact itself that God's will is irresistible and irreversible fills me with fear, but once I realize that God wills only that which is good, my heart is made to rejoice.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Joy

If any occupation or association is found to hinder our communion with God or our enjoyment of spiritual things, then it must be abandoned. Anything in my habits or ways which mars happy fellowship with the brethren or robs me of power in service, is to be unsparingly judged and made an end of-- 'burned.' Whatever I cannot do for God's glory must be avoided.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Work, Habits

Prayer is not intended to change God's purpose, nor is it to move Him to form fresh purposes. God has decreed that certain events shall come to pass through the means He has appointed for their accomplishment.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Prayer

Whom God legally saves, He experimentally saves; whom He justifies, them He also sanctifies. Where the righteousness of Christ is imputed to an individual, a principle of holiness is imparted to him; the former can only be ascertained by the latter. It is impossible to obtain a Scriptural knowledge that the merits of Christ's finished work are reckoned to my account, except by proving that the efficacy of the Holy Spirit's work is evident in my soul.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Justification, Sanctification, Holiness

We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Life, Morality

The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God's continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration of His mind.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: The Bible

The cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God's wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: The Cross, Light

The "book of nature" must always be read in light of God's special revelation, the Bible.

    Author: Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: The Bible

The danger may exceed thy resistance, but not God's assistance; the enemies' power may surpass thy strength, their subtlety outwit thy prudence, but neither can excel the wisdom and might of God that is with thee.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Grace

The joy of Christ and the joy of the world cannot consist together. A heart delighted with worldly joy cannot feel the consolations of the Spirit; the one of these destroys the other: but in sanctified trouble, the comforts of God's word are felt and perceived in a most sensible manner.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Joy, Worldliness

Holiness becomes every house well, but best God's; and every man, but most of all the minister, who is the mirror in which the people behold heaven, and the convoy to direct them thither.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Holiness

We may feel God's hand as a Father upon us when He strikes us as well as when He strokes us.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Discipline

If once the heathen come into God's inheritance, no wonder the church complains that she is "become a reproach to her neighbours, a shame and derision to all round about her."

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Heresy

Our prayers run along one road and God's answers by another, and by and by they meet.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Prayer

God doesn't need us to give Him our money. He owns everything. Tithing is God's way to grow Christians.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Money, Giving

If you find a reluctancy to go into the presence of God, there may be unconfessed, unrepented sin in your life. Part of your quiet time is to get your heart clean and pure. Each of us needs to take ourselves by the nap of our necks and confess and repent before we come into God's holy presence to fellowship.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Prayer, Rebellion

Sin is not just breaking God's laws; it is breaking His heart.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Sin

Christ is the very epitome of innocence, and without the blood of Christ, shed on Calvary, God's plan of salvation would not have been fulfilled.

    Author: Alan Keyes
    Topics: Salvation

Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding--He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: Holiness, Transformation, Struggles

God's mercy with a sinner is only equalled and perhaps outmatched by His patience with the saints, with you and me.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: Mercy

We are not saved in order to be a blessing to other people--you will be that inevitably--but primarily we are saved in order to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ, God's Son.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: Salvation

Such was God's original love for man that He was willing to stoop to any sacrifice to save him; and the gift of a Saviour was the mere expression of that love.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: The Cross

If life has not made you by God's grace, through faith, holy--think you, will death without faith do it? The cold waters of that narrow stream are no purifying bath in which you may wash and be clean. No! no! as you go down into them, you will come up from them.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Death, Faith

Do not let the loud utterances of your own wills anticipate, nor drown, the still, small voice in which God speaks. Bridle impatience till He does. If you cannot hear His whisper, wait till you do. Take care of running before you are sent. Keep your wills in equipoise till God's hand gives the impulse and direction.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Impatience

Embrace in one act the two truths--thine own sin, and God's infinite mercy in Jesus Christ.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Mercy

Oh! it irradiates all our days with lofty beauty, and it makes them all hallowed and divine, when we feel that not the apparent greatness, not the prominence nor noise with which it is done, nor the external consequences which flow from it, but the motive from which it flowed, determines the worth of our deed in God's eyes. Faithfulness is faithfulness, on whatsoever scale it be set forth.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faithful

Faith refers to Christ. Holiness depends on faith. Heaven depends on holiness.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Holiness

The mystery of the universe, and the meaning of God's world, are shrouded in hopeless obscurity, until we learn to feel that all laws suppose a lawgiver, and that all working involves a Divine energy.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Providence

A man who has not learned to say "no"--who is not resolved that he will take God's way in spite of every dog that can bark at him, in spite of every silvery voice that can woo him aside--will be a weak and wretched man till he dies.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Weakness

You must cast yourself on God's gospel with all your weight, without any hanging back, without any doubt, without even the shadow of a suspicion that it will give.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Trust

You do not really care for God's mercy or His comfort either, so long as you live in any sin. And it is well that you do not; for you can have neither. Your peace will be like a river, when you put away your sin; but not one word of true peace, not one drop of true comfort, can you have till then.

    Author: Alexander Whyte
    Topics: SIn, Mercy, Comfort

Unfortunately, preachers who distort God's Word are all too common today. Sometimes this springs from a sincere desire to soften hard hearts, but hearts aren't changed by compromise.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Preaching, Heresy

Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones... Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!

    Author: Andrew Bonar
    Topics: Revival, Zeal

There is a practical error very common among God's people. All of them profess to believe that the Holy Spirit may convert souls at any age, and that conversion cannot take place too soon; while yet they do not look for the conversion of children with the same lively faith that they manifest in asking and expecting the Holy Spirit to change those who are of riper years.

    Author: Andrew Bonar
    Source: Banner of Truth magazine
    Topics: Children, Conversion

Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: "No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God."

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Holiness

Abide in Jesus, the sinless One - which means, give up all of self and its life, and dwell in God's will and rest in His strength. This is what brings the power that does not commit sin.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Selfishness

May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love and joy of God's presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of myself as a vessel for Him to fill full of His Spirit and His love.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Surrender

Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God's messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Intercession

Know your HOLY GOD intimately. (When you have seen His glory, His holiness and His love - by drawing close to Him in prayer - then you can usually see through any counterfeits because you know the "real thing" so well).

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Discernment, Prayer

Success is the world's criterion of merit; fidelity is God's.
- Charles S. Robinson

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faithful

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Affliction

The cross is a one time, visual representation of God's grief over sin.
- Dean H. Harvey

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Atonement, The Cross, Grief

Our peace and confidence are to be found not in our empirical holiness, not in our progress toward perfection, but in the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers our sinfulness and alone makes us acceptable before a holy God.
- Donald Bloesch

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Atonement, Righteousness

A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day.
- Duncan Campbell

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Revival, Holiness

I spent twenty years of my life trying to recruit people out of local churches and into missions structures so that they could be involved in fulfilling God's global mission. Now I have another idea. Let's take God's global mission and put it right in the middle of the local church!
- George Miley

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Church, Missions

Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grave, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
- Hugh Latimer

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Source: Words Hugh Latimer to Nicholas Ridley as they were burned at the stake in Oxford.
    Topics: Persecution, Light

The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God's sorrow over sin, but for God's wrath on sin.
- P.T. Forsyth

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Justice

We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace.
- Thomas Kelly

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Peace

Salvation is God's way of making us real people.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Salvation

Every saint is God's temple, and he who carries His temple about him, may go to prayer when he pleaseth.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Christians

Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Godliness, Holiness

To be assured of our salvation is no arrogant stoutness. It is faith. It is devotion. It is not presumption. It is God's promise.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Assurance

Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Trust

It has been said that no great work in literature or in science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often long alone with God.

    Author: Austin Phelps
    Topics: Holiness, Prayer

Only good things come from God's hands. He never gives you more than you can bear. Every burden prepares you for eternity.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Providence

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Angels, Enemies

Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Jesus

The difference between God's side and the devil's is the difference between heaven and hell.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Good and Evil

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Truth, Trust, Providence

God's purpose in promising to reward with heavenly and eternal honors the faithful service of His saints is to win them from the pursuit of earthly riches and pleasures, to sustain them in the fires of persecution, and to encourage them in the exercise of Christian virtues.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Persecution, Virtue, Rewards

The difference God's timelessness makes is that this now (which slips away from you even as you say the word now) is for Him infinite.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Letters (1 August 1949)
    Topics: God, Eternity

Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God's eyes; that is, in our deepest reality.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Letters to Malcolm
    Topics: Life, Eternity

'How can I step out of God's will save into something that cannot be wished?'

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Perelandra
    Topics: Rebellion

Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God, Feelings

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Atheism

The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Satan

On the whole, God's love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love

The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Satan

To ask that God's love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God, Love

The curse, of this age especially, is unbelief, frittering the real meaning of God's word away, and making it all figure and fiction.

    Author: Catherine Booth
    Topics: Unbelief

Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God's removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Peace

To be able to look into God's face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Faith, Forgiveness, Fellowship

The world is God's world, after all.

    Author: Charles Kingsley
    Topics: God

When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God's love.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death, Time

Go forth today, by the help of God's Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life - come poverty, come wealth, in death - come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord's. For this is written on your heart, 'We love Him because He first loved us.'

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Perseverance

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Justification, Sanctification, Eternal Life

A faith which works not for purification will work for putrefaction. Unless our faith makes us pine after holiness, it is no better than the faith of devils, and perhaps it is not even so good as that. A holy man is the workmanship of the Holy Spirit.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Faith, Holiness

God's mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons 9.441.
    Topics: Mercy

I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holiness

I note that some whom I greatly love and esteem, who are, in my judgment, among the very choicest of God's people, nevertheless, travel most of the way to heaven by night.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Apathy

I would sooner be holy than happy if the two things could be divorced. Were it possible for a man always to sorrow and yet to be pure, I would choose the sorrow if I might win the purity, for to be free from the power of sin, to be made to love holiness, is true happiness.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holiness, Purity

If you think you can walk in holiness without keeping up perpetual fellowship with Christ, you have made a great mistake. If you would be holy, you must live close to Jesus.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holiness


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