It is not hasty reading, but seriously meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that make them prove sweet and profitable to the soul.
— Thomas Brooks
Only when we turn away from looking at our sin to look at the face of God, do we begin to repent. Only by seeing that there is grace and forgiveness with him would we ever dare to repent and thus return to the fellowship and presence of the Father. Only when grace appears on the horizon offering forgiveness will the sunshine of the love of God melt our hearts and draw us back to him.
— Sinclair Ferguson
If we would be sanctified, our course is clear and plain — we must begin with Christ. We must go to Him as sinners, with no plea but that of utter need, and cast our souls on Him by faith. If we would grow in holiness and become more sanctified, we must continually go on as we began, and be ever making fresh applications to Christ.
— J. C. Ryle