September 13, 2021

“From start to finish, therefore, right standing with God is God’s gift.  It is appropriated by God-given faith.  To God therefore belongs all the glory.  There is no room for human boasting whatsoever.”  (William Hendriksen, 1900-1982)

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September 12, 2021

“Works are not taken into consideration when the question respects justification.  But true faith will no more fail to produce them than the sun can cease to give light.”  (Martin Luther, 1483-1546)

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September 11, 2021

“Your portrait and mine are being painted, and God by wondrous strokes and influences is working us up to his own ideal.  Over and above what you are doing for yourself, God is working to make you like him.”  (Henry Ward Beecher;  1862)

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September 10, 2021

Oh!  ‘tis a sad thing to have one’s portion of good only in this life.”  (Ralph Venning;  1620-1673)

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September 9, 2021

“It will be a great comfort to us if trouble comes, to find the wheels of prayer a-going, for then may we come with the more boldness to the throne of grace.”  (Matthew Henry; 1662-1714)

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September 8, 2021

“The more closely the Scriptures are to us, the greater advantage in our conflicts and temptations.”  (Thomas Manton; 1620-1677)

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September 7, 2021

“For prayer is not a work of the head, hand, or eyes only, but chiefly a work of the heart, and therefore called in Scripture, the “pouring out of the soul” (1 Sam. 1:15);  and the “pouring out of the heart.”  (Psalm 62:8)  (Thomas Gouge;  1605-1681)

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September 6, 2021

“This is that which makes heaven to be heaven — ‘We shall be ever with the Lord.'”  1 Thess. 4:17.  (John Cragge; 1657)

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September 5, 2021

“In heaven there shall be no sin to take away your joy, nor no devil to take away your joy; nor no man to take away your joy.”  “Your joy no man taketh from you.”  John 15:22.  “The joy of the saints in heaven is never ebbing, but always flowing to all contentment.”  (Thomas Brooks;  1677-1732)

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September 4, 2021

“Whatever be the ground of one’s distress, it should drive him to, not from God.”  (John Flavel;  1628-1691)

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