If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.
— Thomas Watson
Our faith itself, though it be the bond of our union with Christ through which we receive all His blessings, is not our saviour. We have but one Saviour; and that one Saviour is Jesus Christ our Lord. Nothing that we are and nothing that we can do enters in the slightest measure into the ground of our acceptance with God. Jesus did it all.
— Benjamin B. Warfield
Remember, Christian soul, that thou has this day, and every day of thy life, God to glorify… Jesus to imitate… A soul to save… A body to mortify… Sins to repent of… Virtues to acquire… Hell to avoid… Heaven to gain… Eternity to prepare for… Time to profit by… Neighbors to edify… The world to despise… Devils to combat… Passions to subdue… Death, perhaps, to suffer… Judgment to undergo.
— Augustine of Hippo