God is by far the greatest mystery of all. Yet we keep imagining we can understand both him and his ways.
Jerry Bridges (1929-2016)
God is all we need, and therefore all we ought to desire. To be even more specific, all we need is Jesus. God does not offer us His Son as a better way of getting what we want. No, God gives us Jesus and says, “Here, even if you don’t realize it, He is all you really need.” When we come to Jesus, we receive the forgiveness of our sins through His death and resurrection. We receive the promise of eternal life with God. We receive the promise that He will never leave us or forsake us, that He will help us through all the trials of life. What else do we need?
Philip Graham Ryken, Written in Stone, p. 213
If Jesus did not love sinners, there would be no one for Him to love.
attributed to Alexander Maclaren
God is so boundlessly pleased with Jesus that in him he is altogether well pleased with us.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
HT: Accepted of the Great Father
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)
The great Master Gardener in his wonderful providence has planted me in this part of his vineyard by his grace, and here I grow and abide till the great Master of the vineyard thinks it fit to transplant me.
Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
The Bible from Genesis to Revelation presents a stupendous view of God, and then it tells us that Jesus Christ is all that God is.
J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)