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Ichabod Spencer, A Pastor’s Sketches

Samuel Rutherford

D. E. Hoste

Had I a glance of Thee, my God, Kingdoms and men would vanish soon; Vanish as though I saw them not, As a dim candle dies at noon.

Isaac Watts

The most effective poison to lead men to ruin is to boast in themselves, in their own wisdom and power.

John Calvin

I scarce ever preach without being first visited with inward conflicts and sore trials. Blessed be the Lord for these trials and distresses as they are blessed for my humbling.

David Brainerd

Our true government, our kingdom, is of another realm. And the success of our ministry does not depend upon the relative condition of the governments of this world. It depends upon the attendant blessings of our dear Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit on the preaching of the word of God, not current social and political conditions.

Conard Murrell, Christian Government

God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.

Jim Elliot, The Shadow of the Almighty

I have found myself exercised sorely with some particular things that I thought myself most of all freed from. And thus I have ever found it, when I have thought the battle was over and the conquest gained and so let down my watch, the enemy has risen up and done me the greatest injury.

David Brainerd, Biography

What is there in the earth worth living for but the glory of God and the salvation of souls?

William Carey

There are a lot of things that God is going to do in your life and you won’t know why He did it; but I can tell you this, it’s perfect. Everything that He does, He does all things well. God deals differently with different people, and He does it as He sees fit and He doesn’t explain why.

Charles Leiter, Miracles of Christ: Men as Trees Walking

Believe God’s word and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your Rock is Christ, and it is not the Rock which ebbs and flows, but your sea.

Samuel Rutherford
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