When we deal seriously with our sins, God will deal gently with us.
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
As sure as God puts His children in the furnace of affliction, He will be with them in it.
Most of the grand truths of God have to be learned by trouble; they must be burned into us with the hot iron of affliction, otherwise we shall not truly receive them.
The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven.
Thank God you have got a Father that can be angry, but that loves you as much when He is angry as when He smiles upon you.
Our best performances are so stained with sin, that it is hard to know whether they are good works or bad works.
A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.
Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.
Conversion is a turning onto the right road. The next thing to do is to walk on it.
The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.
Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.
A sheep in the midst of wolves is safe compared with the Christian in the midst of ungodly men.
You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.
Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living – that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.
Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people.
God helps those who cannot help themselves.
Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.