No husband is so undying and everlasting a husband as Christ is; death separates all other relations, but the soul’s union with Christ is not dissolved in the grave. Indeed, the day of a believer’s death is his marriage day, the day of his fullest enjoyment of Christ. No husband can say to his wife, […]
O miserable impenitent souls! What think you to reply, when God shall ask you, “Why did you not repent and love your Redeemer above the world, when you imagined you could easily do it at any time?” Richard Baxter
Now, can the heart of a natural man cling about God? Can it forget its father’s house, and be wholly taken up with the Creator’s excellency? Can he that loved pleasures more than God in the world, love God more than pleasures in heaven, without an alteration of his soul? No. Stephen Charnock
A young prince, having asked a philosopher how he should behave himself, the philosopher said, ‘Memento te filium esse regis.’ ‘Remember thou art a king’s son; do nothing but what becomes the son of a king.’ So let us remember we are the adopted son and daughters of the high God, and do nothing unworthy […]
…and he is appointed the author of our bliss who was the author of our being. Matthew Henry
The Holy Ghost must come upon us, and the power of the Highest must overthrow us, before that holy thing can be begotten, and Christ be formed in us. Henry Scougal
The soul is like a ship in a narrow river which does not have room to turn. It is always running aground and foundering in the shallows. But Jesus Christ is in every way sufficient to the vast desires of the soul; in him it has sea-room enough. In him the soul may spread its […]
Freedom: a word much bandied about. It is a word so varied in meaning today as to be meaningless: freedom…from want; freedom…from constraint; freedom…of religion; freedom…from religion etc., etc.