And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Luke 12:15 The English Standard Version
Our Lord worked with people as they were, and He was patient-not tolerant of sin, but compassionate.
And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
Mark 3:11 The King James Version
You’re in a hurry.
God is not.
Marie T. Freeman
The last and greatest lesson that the soul has to learn is the fact that God, and God alone, is enough for all its needs This is the lesson that all His dealings with us are meant to teach; and this is the crowning discovery of our whole Christian life. God is enough!
Hannah Whitall Smith
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 The King James Version
Strength is found in weakness. Control is found in dependency. Power is found in surrender.
Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 119:49-50 The New International Version
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Someone asked Luther, “Do you feel that you’ve been forgiven?” He answered, “No, but I am as sure as there’s a God in Heaven!”
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Ephesians 5:5 The English Standard Version
Let God have you, and let God love you- and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.
I can usually sense that a leading is from the Holy Spirit when it calls me to humble myself, to serve somebody, to encourage somebody, or to give something away. Very rarely will the evil one lead us to do those kind of things.
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 7:3-5 The English Standard Version
So long as you do not quarrel with sin, you will never be a truly happy man.
John Charles Ryle
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
1 Corinthians 10:24 The Revised Standard Version
Make the least of all that goes and the most of all that comes. Don’t regret what is past. Cherish what you have. Look forward to all that is to come. And most important of all, rely moment by moment on Jesus Christ.
Gigi Graham Tchividjian
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to your honor and glory.
“But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
Jeremiah 9:24 The New King James Version
We fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God.
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.
Proverbs 25:28 The New King James Version
God sees hearts as we see faces.
When God is our strength, it is strength indeed; when our strength is our own, it is only weakness.
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit
Psalm 34:17-18 The English Standard Version
The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love.
Over and over, when I ask God why all of these injustices are allowed to exist in the world, I can feel the Spirit whisper to me, “You tell me why we allow this to happen. You are my body, my hands, my feet.”
And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Ezekiel 20:20 The King James Version
Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself.
M. R. DeHaan
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
Proverbs 13:21 The King James Version
Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.