Noted & Quoted

quotesEver so often, while reading, I come across sentences that really make me stop and pause. Over the years, these quotes have become a part of that collection. Christians & teachers, these are men that I learn from years upon years after their deaths. I am thankful for their faithful service to God and to His people.

 

On the other hand, surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth? If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats; it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man; it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am. The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.
– C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

To know God is to be changed by God; true knowledge of God leads to worship.
– John Calvin

When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all; it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.
– C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

Oh, that you and I might get into the very heart of the Word of God, and get that Word into ourselves! As I have seen the silkworm eat into the leaf, and consume it, so ought we to do with the Word of the Lord—not crawl over its surface, but eat right into it till we have taken it into our inmost parts. It is idle merely to let the eye glance over the words, or to recollect the poetical expressions, or the historic facts; but it is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your very style is fashioned upon Scripture models, and, what is better still, your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord.
– Charles H. Spurgeon

Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.
– John Owen

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