Memorize Scripture

It is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring back into the conscious mind the things that are stored in the subconscious. In studying the Bible, never think that because you do not understand it, therefore it is of no use. A truth may be of no use to you just now, but when the circumstances arise in which that truth is needed, the Holy Spirit will bring it back to your remembrance.

Oswald Chambers, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 1995), 14.

The Combined Forces of the Trinity

The Father is intimately involved in our lives so that our circumstances train us in godliness. The Son has set us free from both the penalty and the power of sin so that we now live under the reign of grace. The Spirit gives us a new attitude toward sin and a new power to change.

The combined forces of the Trinity are at work in our lives to set us free and make us holy.

Tim Chester, You Can Change (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 53.

HT: Of First Importance

The State of the Nation Depends upon the State of the Church

If the Church languishes, the State cannot be in health; and if the State rebels against its Lord and King, the Church cannot enjoy His  favor. If the Holy Spirit is withdrawn from the Church, He is not present in the State; and if He, the only ‘Lord, the Giver of Life,’ be absent, then all order is impossible, and the elements of society lapse backward to primeval night and chaos … I charge you, citizens of the United States, afloat on your wide sea of politics, there is another King, one Jesus: the safety of the State can be secured only in the way of humble and whole-souled loyalty to His person and of obedience to His law.

A.A. Hodge (1823-1886)