Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 31, 2012

“When a father disowns and banishes a child, he corrects him no more.  So God may let one whom he intends to destroy go unchastened; but never one with whom he is in covenant.”  (William S. Plumer; 1802-1880)

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October 30, 2012

“A rich man, who is able to despise in himself whatever there is in him by which pride can be puffed up, is God’s poor man . . . Such men “confess their poverty with as great humility of spirit, … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012

“The sacred Scriptures are the treasures and pleasures of a gracious soul . . . A mountain of transparent pearls, heaped as high as heaven, is not so rich in treasure as these.”  (Oliver Heywood; 1630-1702)

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October 28, 2012

“Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant.”  (William Secker; 1681)

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October 27, 2012

“The loss of self is a happy loss; God’s Spirit breaks down our pride and self-esteem in order to build us up in Christ.”  (Frans Bakker; 1919-1965)

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October 26, 2012

“Nothing is more forcible to obtain mercy than to lay God’s former mercies before him.”  (Richard Greenham; 1537-1594)

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October 25, 2012

“How well would it be for the world if the great potentates of the earth would thus think, speak, and do, ‘I am a companion of all that fear thee.”  (Thomas Manton; 1620-1677)

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