Men, like pictures, are fairest at a certain distance. But it is not so with Christ — the nearer the soul approaches Him, and the longer it lives in the enjoyment of Him — still the sweeter and more desirable He becomes!
— John Flavel
From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes all things, and still reigns. There is no fixed resting place for the heart and mind, but in the Throne of God. What is needed now, as never before, is a full, positive, constructive setting forth of the Godhood of God.
— A. W. Pink
Come, and see the victories of the cross!
Christ’s wounds — are your healings,
His agonies — are your repose,
His conflicts — are your conquests,
His groans — are your songs,
His pains — are your ease,
His shame — is your glory,
His death — is your life, and
His sufferings — are your salvation!
— Matthew Henry
Remember that pride is the worst viper that is in the heart, and the greatest disturber of the soul’s peace and sweet communion with Christ. Pride was the first sin that ever was. Pride is the most difficult sin to root out. It is the most hidden, secret and deceitful of all lusts, and often creeps in, insensibly, into the midst of religion and sometimes under the disguise of humility!
— Jonathan Edwards