Christ or Chaos

The choice before us is plain, Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.

Peter Marshall Sr. (1902-1949), U. S. Senate Chaplain (1947-1949)

Never Be Thirsty Again

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.

God Loves You, but I’m His favorite!

There are no distinctions of affection in the divine family. We are all loved just as fully as Jesus is loved. It is like a fairy story — the reigning monarch adopts waifs and strays and makes princes of them. But, praise God, it is not a fairy story: it is hard and solid fact, founded on the bedrock of free and sovereign grace. . . . No wonder John cries, “Behold, what manner of love!”

J. I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993), 216.