Hunger for His Word

Saturday Quotes 01/02/2010

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“It is because God is infinitely great and good that his glory is the end of all things; and his good pleasure the highest reason for whatever comes to pass. What is man that he should contend with God, or presume that his interests rather than God’s glory should be made the final end?” – Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology

“We cannot attain to the understanding of Scripture either by study or by the intellect. Your first duty is to begin by prayer. Entreat the Lord to grant you, of his great mercy, the true understanding of his Word. There is no other interpreter of the Word of God than the Author of this Word.” – Martin Luther

“And let us not take it into our heads either to seek out God anywhere else than in his Sacred Word, or to think anything about him that is not prompted by his Word, or to speak anything that is not taken from that Word.” – John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

“But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” – Mattthew 16:15-17

“For nothing bringeth the wrath of God so soon and so sore on a man, as the idolatry of his own imagination.” – William Tyndale

“When the Lord Jesus Christ gives a man remission of sins, He also gives him repentance.” – J.C. Ryle

“We cannot attain to the understanding of Scripture either by study or by the intellect. Your first duty is to begin by prayer. Entreat the Lord to grant you, of his great mercy, the true understanding of his Word. There is no other interpreter of the Word of God than the Author of this Word.” – Martin Luther

“Redeem your precious time: pick up the fragments of it, that not one moment of it may be lost. Be much in secret prayer. Converse less with man, and more with God.” — George Whitefield

“The things of the Spirit are the things to which the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, always draws attention… They are completely hidden from the world. The man who is after the flesh knows nothing about them… These things are hidden mysteries … inaccessible to the natural mind, but which God in … His grace has revealed to the Christian by the Spirit.” Martin Lloyd-Jones, Romans

“I will venture to assert that not one grain of Arminianism ever attended a saint [with him] into heaven… They may be compared to Paul, when he went from Jerusalem to Damascus, and the grace of God struck him down: he fell a free-willer; but he rose a free-gracer.” – Augustus Montague Toplady

“Christ gives himself for none but those which God hath first given him. Christ had his commission, and he came to do his Father’s will, not his own… Those that the Father gives in election, Christ redeems, and by redemption saves; for redemption, in regard of efficacy, is no larger than G…od’s election.” – Richard Sibbes, Works of Richard Sibbes

“God bids us do what we cannot, that we may know what we ought to seek from him.” – Augustine

“Adversity hath slain her thousand, but prosperity her ten thousand.” – Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

“It is supposed that the Holy Spirit quickens only those who believe. But this is to put the cart before the horse. Faith is not the cause of the new birth, but the consequence of it.” – A.W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God

“I found faith was the sovereign gift of God; that I could not get it as if of myself, and could not oblige God to bestow it upon me by any of my performances.” David Brainerd (1718 – 1747)

As to why some are touched by the law and others not, so that some receive and others scorn the offer of grace…[this is the] hidden will of God, Who, according to His own counsel, ordains such persons as He wills to receive and partake of the mercy preached and offered.” – Martin Luther

“…one man may give another an affecting view of divine things with but common assistance; but God alone can give a spiritual discovery of them.” – Jonathan Edwards, Growing in God’s Spirit

“By the law is the knowledge of sin’ [Rom 3:20], so the word of grace comes only to those who are distressed by a sense of sin and tempted to despair.” – Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will

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