Christians must long to draw closer to God. If we are quenching our thirst at forbidden fountains, we have no reason to expect God to be satisfying. If we are not nourished by the bread from heaven, we will satiate ourselves with crumbs from the world. Once we have become addicted to the world’s nourishment, our appetite for God is spoiled.
Erwin Lutzer, Pastor to Pastor (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1998), 82.
I believe that many professing Christians are cold and uncomfortable because they are doing nothing for their Lord; but if they actively served Him, their blood would begin to circulate spiritually, and it would be well with them.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
The worst thing in Christianity is better than the best thing out of Christ.
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
To wait on God is to live a life of desire toward Him, delight in Him, dependence on Him, and devotedness to Him.
Matthew Henry (1662-1714)
If you cannot be a Christian where you are, you cannot be a Christian anywhere. It is not place but grace.
G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945)
Nothing can be so precious to us that we should not give it up to him who gave himself there for us on the tree.
J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)