The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return.
— C. H. Spurgeon
You are those worthies “of whom the world is not worthy,” Hebrews 11:38. You are the princes “that prevail with God,” Genesis 32:28. You are those “excellent ones” in whom is all Christ’s delight, Psalm 16:3. You are His glory. You are His picked, culled, prime instruments which He will make use of to carry on His best and greatest work against His worst and greatest enemies in these latter days.
— Thomas Brooks
The saints of God are called His hidden ones – Psalm 83:3. Why so? Not only because they are hid in God’s decree, and hid in Christ’s wounds, but oftentimes God hides them in a time of danger and calamity. He reserved to Himself seven thousand that had not bowed the knee to Baal. The prophet knew not where there was one, but God knew there were seven thousand.
— Thomas Watson