"I will go over hedge and ditch but I would get at my Master, for the sermon cannot do any good unless there is a savour of Christ in it."
May not the furious creature represent our doubts and fears after a day of distraction of mind?
If we do thus suffer, what is our "light affliction" compared with reigning with him?
By the love of Jesus, let us be stirred up to close the day with a psalm of sanctified gladness.
Side with the afflicted people of God, and not with the world.
The lesson of wisdom is, be not dismayed by soul-trouble. Count it no strange thing, but a part of ordinary ministerial experience.
When Jesus sets free, the liberty is perpetually entailed; no chains can bind again.
Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf.
Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him.
The regeneration which has taken place in those who believe has changed our spirit, and given to it eternal life.
Passing all human union is that mystical cleaving unto the Church, for which Christ left his Father, and became one flesh with her.
There and then the cloud was gone, the darkness had rolled away, and that moment I saw the sun.
No aristocratic Christ have I to commend to you, but the Savior of the people, the Friend of publicans and sinners.
I am weary of this public bragging, this counting of unhatched chickens, this exhibition of doubtful spoils. Lay aside such numberings of the people, such idle pretence of certifying in half a minute that which will need the testing of a lifetime.
Believer in Jesus, can you gaze upon him without tears, as he stands before you the mirror of agonizing love?
Believe, I pray thee, and rest thee on the blood-sprinkled words of this wondrous Book.
The brooding of the Spirit of God upon the face of the deep, first produced order and life, and in our hearts, he causes and fosters new life and light.
To a great extent in spiritual things we get what we expect of the Lord.
Let faith and patience have their perfect work.
Better anything than death. The snarlings of the dog of hell will at least keep us awake, but dead faith and dead profession, what greater curses can a man have?
Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss.
We must have answers to prayer.
If a Christian can by possibility be saved while he conforms to this world, at any rate it must be so as by fire.
Pilgrims travel as suspected persons through Vanity Fair. The espionage is everywhere.
O that we may leave forever the couch of fleshly ease, and go forth with flaming torches to meet the coming Bridegroom!
Christ at the right hand of God hath all power in heaven and in earth.
Oh! how sure and safe is the inner life of the believer!
Even our desires after holiness may be polluted by ill motives.
It may be all dark now, but it will soon be light; it may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness.
You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children.
We ought not, as men in Christ Jesus, to be carried away by a childish love of novelty, for we worship a God who is ever the same, and of whose years there is no end.
Here is comfort for the tried and afflicted soul.
Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God's plan; they are necessary parts of it.
The believer can in the spirit of true resignation pray, "Send me what thou wilt, my God."
Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith.
“He, near your side hath always stood. His loving-kindness. O! how good.”
Happy are they who trust themselves with this conquering Lord!
It was a thing unheard of before, and unparalleled since . . .
Know by full assurance thy glorious standing.
From the first moment of your spiritual life until you are ushered into glory, the language of Christ to you will be, "Come, come unto me."