“Holy and humble Christian love, is a principle of wonderful power to give ineffable quietness and tranquility to the soul. It banishes all disturbance, and sweetly composes and brings rest to the spirit, and makes all divinely calm and sweet and happy.” By Jonathan Edwards, “Charity and its Fruit,” www.gracegems.org
“The Christian life is a life of paradoxes. We must realize we are blind to see. We must become fools to be wise. We must suffer to reign. We must die to live.” By Asahel Nettleton, www.gracegems.org
“Grace alone makes the elect gracious; grace alone keeps them gracious; and the same grace alone will render them everlastingly glorious in the heaven of heavens.” By Augustus Toplady, www.azquotes.com/author/23014-Augustus_Toplady
“Christ sweetens all our comforts, and sanctifies all our crosses.” By Thomas Watson, www.gracegems.org/Thomas Watson
“Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments seem absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritual-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine and the refiner’s furnace to the gold.” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org/30/short_pithy_gems_from_jc_ryle.
“Meekness is a grace whereby we are enabled by the Spirit of God, to moderate our angry passions. Meekness has a divine beauty and sweetness in it. This meekness consists in three things: the bearing of injuries, the forgiving of injuries and the recompensing good for evil.” By Thomas Watson, “The Beatitudes” 1660, www.gracegems.org/quotes
“Let us ever imitate the loving Jesus. The child comes to him; he takes it on his knee, saying, ‘Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.’ A widow has just lost her only son; He weeps at the coffin, and with a word, restores life to the dead man. He sees a [Continue Reading…]
“How can it be possible that God should give His Son, Himself, His all, and yet deny me any good thing? Will not He who is to crown me with glory above, strengthen me with grace below? Will He not bless me with peace of mind Who is to be my peace forever? Triumph, O my faith! All things [Continue Reading…]
“‘The Lord is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in Him.’ (Lam. 3:24) And what a Portion, O my soul, is Christ! A divine Christ, a redeeming Christ, a full Christ, a sympathizing, ever-present, ever-precious, ever-loving Christ.” By Octavius Winslow, “Daily Need Divinely Supplied,”1870, www.gracegem.org <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
“The time is coming . . . oh, how fast it speeds! Soon the Lord Jesus Christ will bring you home to Heaven! Our Lord promised all believers in John 14:2-3, ‘In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for [Continue Reading…]