Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.— Charles Spurgeon
The most impressive Charles Spurgeon quotes that will inspire your inner self
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church.
But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.”
If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be.
The Word of God is like a lion. You don't have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.
Holiness is not the way to Crisht; Christ is the way to holiness.
A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats
It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart;
if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time.
We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us.
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
When your will is God's will, you will have your will.
The Word of God is the anvil upon which the opinions of men are smashed.
If you wish to know God, you must know his Word.
If you wish to perceive His power, you must see how He works by his Word. If you wish to know His purpose before it comes to pass, you can only discover it by His Word.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God.
Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.
My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, HE is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am or shall be or feel or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me. Hallelujah!
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.
If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you.
He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.
A prayerless church member is a hindrance.
He is in the body like a rotting bone or a decayed tooth. Before long, since he does not contribute to the benefit of his brethren, he will become a danger and a sorrow to them. Neglect of private prayer is the locust which devours the strength of the church.
May your character not be a writing upon the sand, but an inscription upon the rock!
Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.
The early morning hour should be dedicated to praise: do not the birds set us the example?
We cannot rely on ourselves, for we have learned by bitter experience the folly of self-confidence. We are compelled to look to the Lord alone. Blessed is the wind that drives the ship into the harbor. Blessed is the distress that forces us to rest in our God.
Hang that question up in your houses, "What would Jesus do?" and then think of another, "How would Jesus do it?" for what he would do, and how he would do it, may always stand as the best guide to us.
A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer.
When you go through a trial, the sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which you lay your head.
We cannot always trace God's hand but we can always trust God's heart.
It was God's word that made us; is it any wonder that His word should sustain us?
Every generation needs regeneration
Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit.
Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven.
God helps those who cannot help themselves.
It is a good rule never to look into the face of a man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God.
I believe that the happiest of all Christians and the truest of Christians are those who never dare to doubt God, but take His Word simply as it stands, and believe it, and ask no questions, just feeling assured that if God has said it, it will be so.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration.
A person who is really saved by Grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself, body, soul, and spirit, to the Lord.
When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.
If you have to give a carnival to get people to come to church, then you will have to keep giving carnivals to keep them coming back.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
God is our portion, Christ our companion, the Spirit our Comforter, Earth our lodge, and Heaven is our home.
The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the book case.
God gave us sleep to remind us we are not him.
O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.
It is no novelty, then, that I am preaching;
no new doctrine. I love to proclaim these strong old doctrines, that are called by nickname Calvinism, but which are surely and verily the revealed truth of God as it is in Christ Jesus.
A village is a hive of glass, where nothing unobserved can pass.
If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, "I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it." But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.
Growing a beard is a habit most natural, Scriptural, manly and beneficial.