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I want the love that cannot help but love; Loving, like God, for very sake of love.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Love

When we think of God, we are apt to think of Him in human form. In the Epiphanies of the Old Testament God revealed Himself to Joshua and others in human form. He puts Himself within the compass of our highest conception, in order that He may make Himself real to us in His love and sympathy and power.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: God

God has the right to be trusted; to be believed that He means what He says; and that His love is dependable.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Trust

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

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: God, Worship

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united. The final test of love is obedience.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Obedience

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 labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal, how can you hope to find inward peace.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Self-love

None can hate [sin] but those that love the law of God; for all hatred comes from love. A natural man may be angry with his sin, but hate it he cannot; nay, he may leave it, but not loathe it; if he did, he would loathe all sin as well as any one sin.

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

If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Trials, Suffering

Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Christianity

You can sing all you want about how you love Jesus, you can have crocodile tears in your eyes, but the consecration that doesn't reach your purse has not reached your heart.

    Author: Adrian Rogers
    Topics: Giving, Money, The Heart

Our god is the thing, or person, which we think most precious, for whom we would make the greatest sacrifice, and who moves our heart with the warmest love. He is the person or thing that if lost would leave us desolate.

    Author: Alan Redpath
    Topics: God, Sacrifice, The Heart

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

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

    Author: Albert Schweitzer
    Topics: Happiness, Success

The highest proof of the spirit is love. Love the eternal thing which can already on earth possess as it really is.

    Author: Albert Schweitzer
    Topics: Love

Love is the only fire that is hot enough to melt the iron obstinacy of a creature's will.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Love

The tears of Christ are the pity of God. The gentleness of Jesus is the long-suffering of God. The tenderness of Jesus is the love of God. "He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: God, Mercy

You have to live with Him day by day, and year by year, and to learn to know Him as we learn to know husbands and wives, by continual experience of a sweet and unfailing love, by many a sacred hour of interchange of affection and reception of gifts and counsels.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Holiness

Grieve not the Christ of God, who redeems us; and remember that we grieve Him most when we will not let Him pour His love upon us, but turn a sullen, unresponsive unbelief towards His pleading grace, as some glacier shuts out the sunshine from the mountainside with its thick-ribbed ice.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Unbelief, Redemption

It was a deep true thought which the old painters had, when they drew John as likest to his Lord. Love makes us like.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Love

Logically, faith comes first, and love next; but in life they will spring up together in the soul; the interval which separates them is impalpable, and in every act of trust, love is present; and fundamental to every emotion of love to Christ is trust in Christ.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Love

Given a man full of faith, you will have a man tenacious in purpose, absorbed in one grand object, simple in his motives, in whom selfishness has been driven out by the power of a mightier love, and indolence stirred into unwearied energy.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Power

And then, what is grace? Grace is love. But grace is not love simply, and purely, and alone. Grace and love are, in their innermost essence, one and the same thing.

    Author: Alexander Whyte
    Topics: Grace, Love

Religion finds the love of happiness and the principles of duty separated in us; and its mission—its masterpiece is, to reunite them.

    Author: Alexandre Vinet
    Topics: Religion

At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Mercy

If I cannot hear "The sound of rain' long before the rain falls, and then go out to some hilltop of the Spirit, as near to my God as I can and have faith to wait there with my face between my knees, though six times or sixty times I am told "There is nothing', till at last there arises a little cloud out of the sea, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Faith

If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth); if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Happiness, Humility

If I am perturbed by the reproach and misunderstanding that may follow action taken for the good of souls for whom I must give account; if I cannot commit the matter and go on in peace and in silence, remembering Gethsemane and the cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace, The Cross, Commitment

When an answer I did not expect comes to a prayer which I believed I truly meant, I shrink back from it; if the burden my Lord asks me to bear be not the burden of my heart's choice, and I fret inwardly and do not welcome His will, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Prayer, Choices

If I do not give a friend "The benefit of the doubt," but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Friendship

If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Impatience

If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying "Peace, peace," where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word "Let love be without dissimulation" and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace, Healing, Hurt

If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: God, Light

If I take offence easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Friendship

If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fellows hesitate to ask it and turn to someone else, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Kindness

If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has disappointed me; if I say, "Just what I expected," if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Attitude, Fear, Disappointment

If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points; if I adopt a superior attitude, forgetting "Who made thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou hast not received?" then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Hypocrisy, Attitude

If I fear to hold another to the highest goal because it is so much easier to avoid doing so, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Friendship, Goals

If I can easily discuss the shortcomings and the sins of any; if I can speak in a casual way even of a child's misdoings, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Sin

If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Forgiveness, Confession

If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, "Oh, that's what they always do." "Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that," then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Gossip

If I do not look with eyes of hope on all in whom there is even a faint beginning, as our Lord did when, just after His disciples has wrangled about which of them should be accounted the greatest, He softened His rebuke with those heart-melting words, "Ye are they which continue with Me in my temptations," then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Hope, Kindness

If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Truth

If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Gossip

You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Giving, Love

Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Fellowship, Love

The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: God, Prayer, Love

When we pray for the Spirit's help ... we will simply fall down at the Lord's feet in our weakness. There we will find the victory and power that comes from His love.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Weakness, Victory

A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Revival, Worldliness

Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Christ, Meekness

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

If you love your 'Truths' more than you love people, then you are an out-and-out Pharisee. Nothing less. And you will create condemnation and death in people, rather than 'conviction' and LIFE.

    Author: Andrew Strom
    Topics: Love, Life

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

How vast a memory has love!
- Alexander Pope

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Love

Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.
- Amy Carmichael

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith, Holiness, Disappointment

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
- Amy Carmichael

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Love, Giving

Believe in Him and not trust in Him? You might as well say, the Jews did love Him when they nailed Him to the cross.
- Antony Farindon

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith, The Cross, Trust

Whom should we love, if not Him who loved us, and gave himself for us?
- Augustus Toplady

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Love, Salvation, Christ

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
- Benjamin Franklin

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Selfishness

Our only business is to love and delight ourselves in God.
- Brother Lawrence

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: God

If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Heaven, Grace

You ask for a practical direction to teach you to die well. Detach your souls from everything that you love, separate from God. This, in a few words, is the science of dying.
- Louis Bourdaloue

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Death

God desires to be loved by men, although He needs them not; and men refuse to love God, though they need Him in an infinite degree.
- Plaintes Du Sauveur

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: God, Rebellion

Truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world; and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Truth, Love

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
- Robert E. Lee

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: War, Hatred

The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: God

It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
- Ignatius of Antioch

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Love

He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.
- Venerable Bede

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Love

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Obedience, Men

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love, Beauty

He that is jealous is not in love.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love, Jealousy

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love, Charity, Helping

Breath in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Holy Spirit

The single desire that dominated my search for delight was simply to love and to be loved.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love

There is a joy which is not given to the ungodly, but to those who love Thee for Thine own sake, whose joy Thou Thyself art. And this is the happy life, to rejoice to Thee, of Thee, for Thee; this it is, and there is no other.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Joy

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

The marvel of marvels is not that God, in His infinite love, has not elected all this guilty race to be saved, but that He has elected any.

    Author: B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Grace

Prayer means lovingly contemplating the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, allowing our hearts to be enkindled to praise and adore the love and omnipotence of the most blessed Trinity.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Prayer, The Trinity

Everything God does is love -- even when we do not understand Him.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Love

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Salvation, The Cross

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Love, Marriage, Home

Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Home

It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Truth

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: God

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love, God, Knowledge

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Truth

We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

We never love a person, but only qualities.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

The idea that there's a force of love and logic behind the universe is overwhelming to start with, if you believe it. Actually, maybe even far-fetched to start with, but the idea that that same love and logic would choose to describe itself as a baby born in straw and poverty is genius, and brings me to my knees, literally. To me, as a poet, I am just in awe of that. It makes some sort of poetic sense. It's the thing that makes me a believer, though it didn't dawn on me for many years.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: Christmas

And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that "as you reap, so will you sow" stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.I'm holding out for Grace. I'm holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don't have to depend on my own religiosity.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: Grace

If I could put it simply, I would say that I believe there's a force of love and logic in the world, a force of love and logic behind the universe. And I believe in the poetic genius of a creator who would choose to express such unfathomable power as a child born in "straw poverty"; i.e., the story of Christ makes sense to me.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: Love

Do not always scrupulously confine yourself to certain rules, or particular forms of devotion, but act with a general confidence in GOD, with love and humility.

    Author: Brother Lawrence
    Topics: Worship

We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.

    Author: Brother Lawrence
    Topics: Service

Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love. But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues.

    Author: Brother Lawrence
    Topics: Virtue

To worship God in truth is further to admit that we are entirely contrary to Him, and that He is willing to make us like Himself if we desire it. Who will be so imprudent as to turn himself away, even for a moment, from the reverence, love, service and continual adoration which we most justly owe Him?

    Author: Brother Lawrence
    Topics: Worship

In order to know God, we must often think of Him; and when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will be with our treasure.

    Author: Brother Lawrence
    Topics: God, Worship

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Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Patience

An honest heart loves the Truth.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Honesty, Truth, The Heart

Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Inspiration, Suffering

For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who do or teach anything wrong, but it is by all means vital for the lover of truth, regardless of the threat of death, to choose to do and say what is right even before saving his own life.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Truth

The sovereign God wants to be loved for Himself and honored for Himself, but that is only part of what He wants. The other part is that He wants us to know that when we have Him we have everything - we have all the rest.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: God

God loves importunate prayer so much that He will not give us much blessing without it.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance

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

The sum of the whole matter is this: He who is one in will and heart with God is a Christian. He who loves God is one in will and heart with Him. He who trusts Christ loves God. That is Christianity in its ultimate purpose and result. That is Christianity in its means and working forces. That is Christianity in its starting point and foundation.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Christianity

Nature teaches us that every believer should be a soul-winner. It is an essential part of the new nature. We see it in every child who loves to tell of his happiness and to bring others to share his joys.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Evangelism

God has no pleasure in afflicting us, but He will not keep back even the most painful chastisement if He can but thereby guide His beloved child to come home and abide in the beloved Son.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Affliction, Chastisement

O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer

Briars and thistles wither not so soon as lilies and roses. They may be taken out of the world, of whom the world is not worthy; and they remain behind, who are not worthy to live in the world.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Death

He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Evangelism, Heaven

I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Heaven, Work

Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men, though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant, Thy servant will not condemn Thee.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Grace

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

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Prayer

For God loves to be entreated, He loves to be compelled.
- Gregory Nazianzen

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Prayer

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
- John Knox

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Jesus

It is not the will of God to give us more troubles than will bring us to live by faith on him; he loves us too well to give us a moment of uneasiness but for our good.
- William Romaine

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Faith

He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Prayer, Love

Love, and do what you like.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love, Philosophy

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: God

Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, and all are to be loved!

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Conviction

He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.

    Author: Augustine
    Source: Confessions
    Topics: Love

Love, and do what you will.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Love

In the darkest of nights cling to the assurance that God loves you, that He always has advice for you, a path that you can tread and a solution to your problem--and you will experience that which you believe. God never disappoints anyone who places his trust in Him.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Assurance

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

Human things must be known to be loved; but Divine things must be loved to be known.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Love

How comforting it is, in view of that inevitable scrutiny of our poor works, to learn that in His patient love He is so leading us and working in us now that He can then find something in it all for which to praise us.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Comfort

In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost
    Topics: Satan, Pride

No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Abolition of Man
    Topics: Truth

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Problem of Pain
    Topics: Love

Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Problem of Pain
    Topics: Love

When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Problem of Pain
    Topics: Holiness, Happiness

God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: The Problem of Pain
    Topics: God, Love

Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Letters to Malcolm
    Topics: Apathy

If there is equality it is in His love, not in us.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Transposition and Other Addresses
    Topics: God

Pure, spiritual, intellectual love shot form their faces like barbed lightning. It was so unlike the love we experience that its expression could easily be mistaken for ferocity.

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

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Answers to Questions on Christianity
    Topics: Love

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

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

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love

Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Forgiveness

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: C. S. Lewis, 'The Pilgrim's Regress'
    Topics: Love

To love is to be vulnerable.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love

Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did.

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

The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Animals

When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a sunhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the son shines on it.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God

If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Good and Evil, Freedom, Joy

The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness

Love is the great conqueror of lust.

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

The devil loves 'curing' a small fault by giving you a great one.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Satan

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that "God is love." But they seem not to notice that the words 'God is love' have no real meaning unless God contains at least two persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Beyond Personality, Macmillan, 1948, p. 21.
    Topics: Love, The Trinity

Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose... only (upon) the Beloved who will never pass away.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness

Every Christian would agree that a man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Submission

He loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love

In some way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.

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

Love as distinct from "being in love" is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Mere Christianity, p. 99.
    Topics: Love, Marriage

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

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

When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.

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

The more you lead me up to Christ in all things, the more highly shall I esteem you, and if it be possible to love you more than I do now, the more shall I love you.

    Author: Catherine Booth
    Topics: Love

Cast off all bonds of prejudice and custom, and let the love of Christ, which is in you, have free course to run out in all conceivable schemes and methods of labour for the souls of men.

    Author: Catherine Booth
    Topics: Service, Love

There is no chasm in society that cannot be firmly and permanently bridged by intercession; there is no feud or dislike that cannot be healed by the same exercise of love.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Prayer, Forgiveness, Intercession

It is appalling to think of a power so strong that it can annihilate with the irresistible force of its grinding heel; but it is inspiring to consider an Almightiness that transforms the works of evil into the hand-maidens of righteousness and converts the sinner into the saint. And it is this latter power which eternal Love possesses and exhibits. He persistently dwells in the sinner until the sinner wakes up in His likeness and is satisfied with it.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Holiness, Transformation, Righteousness

A Christian is one who recognizes Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, as God manifested in the flesh, loving us and dying for our redemption; and who is so affected by a sense of the love of this incarnate God as to be constrained to make the will of Christ the rule of his obedience, and the glory of Christ the great end for which He lives.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: Christians, Redemption

The Scriptures teach that the happiness or blessedness of believers in a future life will be greater or less in proportion to the service of Christ in this life. Those who love little, do little; and those who do little, enjoy less.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: Service

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.

    Author: Charles Kingsley
    Topics: Friendship

Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Revival, Intercession

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

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Character, Death

Love your neighbors through thick and thin... Don't seek to please them, but to please your Master; and remember, if they spurn your love, your Master has not spurned it, and your deed is acceptable to Him as if it had been acceptable to them.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Morning and Evening, Morning: March 12.
    Topics: Relationships

A sight of His death - if it is a true sight - is the death of all love of sin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death

Earnest intercession will be sure to bring love with it. I do not believe you can hate a man for whom you habitually pray. If you dislike any brother Christian, pray for him doubly, not only for his sake, but for your own, that you may be cured of prejudice and saved from all unkind feeling.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Intercession

I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermon, A Defense of Calvinism.
    Topics: Doctrine, Grace

I believe the man who is not willing to submit to the electing love and sovereign grace of God has great reason to question whether he is a Christian at all, for the spirit that kicks against that is the spirit of the unhumbled, unrenewed heart.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 5.424.
    Topics: Rebellion

I find myself frequently depressed - perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Depression, Trust

I love the pure doctrine of unadulterated Calvinism. But if that be wrong - if there be anything in it which is false - I for one say, "Let that perish too, and let Christ's name last forever. Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Crown Him Lord of all!"

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 1.212.
    Topics: Doctrine

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 think beloved, it will not be hard for you to learn. The angels of heaven rejoice over Sinners that repent: saints of God, will not you and I do the same? I do not think the church rejoices enough. We all grumble enough and groan enough: but very few of us rejoice enough. When we take a large number into the church it is spoken of as a great mercy; but is the greatness of that mercy appreciated?

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Sympathy of the Two Worlds, Sermon, Luke 15:10.
    Topics: Joy

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 Christ has died for me - ungodly as I am, without strength as I am - then I can no longer live in sin, but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me. I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend. I must be holy for his sake. How can I live in sin when He has died to save me from it?

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Service, Holiness

If I had a brother who had been murdered, what would you think of me if I...daily consorted with the assassin who drove the dagger into my brother's heart; surely I too must be an accomplice in the crime. Sin murdered Christ; will you be a friend to it? Sin pierced the heart of the Incarnate God; can you love it?"

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Sin, Murder

If one dear saint of God had perished, so might all; if one of the covenant ones be lost, so may all be; and then there is no gospel promise true, but the Bible is a lie, and there is nothing in it worth my acceptance. I will be an infidel at once when I can believe that a saint of God can ever fall finally. If God hath loved me once, then He will love me forever.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermon, A Defense of Calvinism
    Topics: Assurance

In math, if you divide an infinite number by any number, no matter how large, you still have an infinite quotient. So Jesus' love, being infinite, even though it is divided up for every person on earth, is still infinitely poured out on each one of us!

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Love

It is not for me to rise up and go in rebellion against His wishes. If He be a father, let me note His commands, and let me reverentially obey. If He has said "Do this," let me do it, not because I dread Him, but because I love Him. And if He forbids me to do anything, let me avoid it.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Obedience

Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. Look up to the cross, and you will kill sin, for the strength of Jesus' love will make you strong to put down your tendencies to sin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: The Cross

Love to Jesus is the basis of all true piety, and the intensity of this love will ever be the measure of our zeal for His glory. Let us love Him with all our hearts, and then diligent labor, and consistent living will be sure to follow.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Piety, Zeal

Love your fellowmen, and cry about them if you cannot bring them to Christ. If you cannot save them, you can weep over them. If you cannot give them a drop of cold water in hell, you can give them your heart's tears while they are still in this body.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Evangelism

Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living - that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 62.188,189.
    Topics: Death, Life

Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in His changeless love.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Believing

Saints not only desire to love and speak truth with their lips, but they seek to be true within; they will not lie even in the closet of their hearts, for God is there to listen; they scorn double meanings, evasions, equivocations, white lies, flatteries, and deceptions.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Treasury of David, Psalm 15.
    Topics: Truth, Deception

Self-love is, no doubt, the usual foundation of human jealousy...the fear lest another should by any means supplant us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: A Jealous God, Sermon 502, March 29, 1863.
    Topics: Self-love, Jealousy

Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God's people.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 30.597.
    Topics: Fellowship

Thank God you have got a Father that can be angry, but that loves you as much when He is angry as when He smiles upon you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: God

The man who is all aglow with love to Jesus finds little need for amusement. He has no time for trifling. He is in dead earnest to save souls, and establish the truth, and enlarge the kingdom of his Lord.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Evangelism

The saints are sinners still. Our best tears need to be wept over, the strongest faith is mixed with unbelief, our most flaming love is cold compared with what Jesus deserves, and our intensest zeal still lacks the full fervor which the bleeding wounds and pierced heart of the crucified might claim at our hands. Our best things need a sin offering, or they would condemn us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Sin, Zeal

We see his smile of love even when others see nothing but the black hand of Death smiting our best beloved.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Death


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