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The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts.
He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
The world and you must part, or Christ and you will never meet.
Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.
Christ dwells in that heart most eminently that hath emptied itself of itself.
Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord.
Grace and glory differ very little; the one is the seed, the other is the flower; grace is glory militant, glory is grace triumphant.
Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house.
Humility makes a man richer than other men, and it makes a man judge himself the poorest among men.
Man’s holiness is now his greatest happiness, and in heaven man’s greatest happiness will be his perfect holiness.
He that will play with Satan's bait, will quickly be taken with Satan's hook.
He is the best preacher, not that tickles the ear, but that breaks the heart.
If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy.
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.
The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to His people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of heaven.
A family without prayer is like a house without a roof, open and exposed to all the storms of heaven.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
True repentance includes sorrow for sin and contrition of heart. It breaks the heart with sighs and sobs and groans.
A gracious soul may look through the darkest cloud and see God smiling on him.
Those sins that seem most sweet in life, will prove most bitter in death
Repentance is the vomit of the soul.
Get Christ and get all; miss Christ and miss all.
Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion.
A preacher's life should be a commentary upon his doctrine... Heavenly doctrines should always be adorned with a heavenly life.
A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.
Faith is the champion of Grace, and Love the nurse; but Humility is the beauty of Grace.
God is as just as he is merciful.
The sovereignty of God is that golden sceptre in his hand by which he will make all bow, either by his word or by his works, by his mercies or by his judgements.
There is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction.
Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due to His name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort. The most praying souls are the most assured souls.
An idle life and a holy heart is a contradiction.
Every man obeys Christ as he prizes Christ, and no otherwise.
The two poles could sooner meet, than the love of Christ and the love of the world.
When God's hand is on thy back, let thy hand be on thy mouth, for though the affliction be sharp it shall be but short.
Weak Christians are afraid of the shadow of the cross.
There is no little sin, because no little God to sin against.
Ah, believer, it is only Heaven that is above all winds, storms, and tempests; God did not cast man out of Paradise that he might find another paradise in this world.
The first step toward heaven, is to see ourselves near hell.
Christ is lovely, Christ is very lovely, Christ is most lovely, Christ is always lovely, Christ is altogether lovely.
When afflictions arrest us, we shall murmur and grumble and struggle until we see that it is God that strikes.
Self is the only oil that makes the chariot-wheels of the hypocrite move in all religious concerns.
What labor and pains worldlings take to obtain the vain things of this life-to obtain the poor things of this world, which are but shadows and dreams, and mere nothings!
Satan often paints sin with virtue's colors.
Consider that the trials and troubles, the calamities and miseries, the crosses and losses that you meet with in this world, are all the hell that ever you shall have.
As the body lives by breathing, so the soul lives by believing.
There is no such way to attain to greater measures of grace, as for a man to live up to that little grace he has.
That sorrow for sin that keeps the soul from looking towards the mercy seat is a sinful sorrow.
Sin in a wicked man is like poison in a serpent; it is in its natural place.
Solomon got more hurt by his wealth, than he got good by his wisdom.
Whatever sin the heart of man is most prone to, that the devil will help forward.