110+ Jerry Bridges Quotes On Grace, Holiness And Inspiring
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- Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Don't believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word.
- Three means by which God assures us that we do have eternal life: 1. The promises of His Word, 2. The witness of the Spirit in our hearts, 3. The transforming work of the Spirit in our lives.
- Gentleness is an active trait, describing the manner in which we should treat others. Meekness is a passive trait, describing the proper Christian response when others mistreat us.
- God intends that everyone who has embraced the gospel become a part of the great enterprise of spreading the gospel.
- Because God is sovereign, He is able to answer. Because He is faithful to His promises, He will answer.
- Bitterness arises in our hearts when we do not trust in the sovereign rule of God in our lives
- If there is not at least a yearning in our hearts to live a holy life pleasing to God, we need to seriously question whether our faith in Christ is genuine.
- Giving thanks to God for both His temporal and spiritual blessings in our lives is not just a nice thing to do - it is the moral will of God. Failure to give Him the thanks due Him is sin.
- As we become soft and lazy in our bodies, we tend to become soft and lazy spiritually.
Jerry Bridges Short Quotes
- Preach the gospel to yourself every day.
- We don't have to start all over again and try to keep the slate clean. There is no more slate.
- God never allows pain without a purpose.
- No detail of your life is too insignificant for your heavenly Father's attention.
- God’s love to us cannot fail any more than His love to Christ can fail.
- The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God
- Obeying the revealed will of God and trusting Him for the results.
- Godly character flows out of devotion to God and practically confirms the reality of that devotion.
- Practice of true community involves responsibilities and actions that do not come naturally to us.
- Biblical community is first of all the sharing of a common life in Christ.
Jerry Bridges Quotes On Grace
Our very worst days are never beyond the reach of God's grace. — Jerry Bridges
We could not take one step in the pursuit of holiness if God in His grace had not first delivered us from the dominion of sin and brought us into union with His risen Son. Salvation is by grace and sanctification is by grace. — Jerry Bridges
Every day of our Christian experience should be a day of relating to God on the basis of His grace alone. We are not only saved by grace, but we also live by grace every day. — Jerry Bridges
Only when we're thoroughly convinced that the Christian life is entirely of grace are we able to serve God out of a grateful and loving heart. — Jerry Bridges
Grace... expresses two complementary thoughts: God's unmerited favor to us through Christ, and God's divine assistance to us through the Holy Spirit. — Jerry Bridges
The pursuit of holiness must be anchored in the grace of God; otherwise it is doomed to failure — Jerry Bridges
Grace is never cheap. It is absolutely free to us, but infinitely expensive to God... Anyone who is prone to use grace as a license for irresponsible, sinful behavior, surely does not appreciate the infinite price God paid to give us His grace. — Jerry Bridges
We all want Grace, but we cannot enjoy Grace when there is an attitude of comparing. — Jerry Bridges
But we need to pray daily for humility and honesty to see these sinful attitudes for that they really are, and then for grace and discipline to root them out of our minds and replace them with thoughts pleasing to God. — Jerry Bridges
We must pray constantly for His enabling grace to say no to temptation, of choosing to take all practical steps to avoid known areas of temptation and flee from those that surprise us. — Jerry Bridges
Jerry Bridges Quotes On Holiness
This is the secret of being content: To learn and accept that we live daily by God's unmerited favor given through Christ, and that we can respond to any and every situation by His divine enablement through the Holy Spirit. — Jerry Bridges
Many Christians have what we might call a 'cultural holiness.' They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them...But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like Himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God. — Jerry Bridges
We are 100 percent responsible for the pursuit of holiness, but at the same time we are 100 percent dependent upon the Holy Spirit to enable us in that pursuit. The pursuit of holiness is not a pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps approach to the Christian life. — Jerry Bridges
Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby our inner being is progressively changed, freeing us more and more from sinful traits and developing within us over time the virtues of Christlike character. — Jerry Bridges
Introspection can easily become the tool of Satan, who is called the accuser. One of his chief weapons is discouragement. He knows that if he can make us discouraged and dispirited we will not fight the battle for holiness. — Jerry Bridges
Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God — Jerry Bridges
It is just as important to trust God as it is to obey Him. When we disobey God we defy His authority and despise His holiness. But when we fail to trust God we doubt His sovereignty and question His goodness. — Jerry Bridges
When we commit ourselves to the pursuit of holiness, we need to ensure that our commitment is actually to God, not simply to a holy lifestyle or a set of moral values ... offer yourselves to God, and in doing that commit yourselves to the pursuit of holiness in order to please Him. — Jerry Bridges
As we grow in the knowledge of God's holiness, even though we are growing in the practice of holiness, it seems the gap between our knowledge and our practice always gets wider. This is the Holy Spirit's way of drawing us to more and more holiness. — Jerry Bridges
As we grow in holiness, we grow in hatred of sin; and God, being infinitely holy, has an infinite hatred of sin. — Jerry Bridges
Jerry Bridges Quotes On Inspiring
How then can we deal with our tendency toward worldliness? It is not by determining that we will not be worldly, but by committing ourselves to becoming more godly. — Jerry Bridges
The purpose of God's discipline is not to punish us but to transform us. — Jerry Bridges
The person who fears God seeks to live all of life to the glory of God... All the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God. — Jerry Bridges
God does not delight in our sufferings. He brings only that which is necessary, but He does not shrink from that which will help us grow. — Jerry Bridges
As we search the Scriptures, we must allow them to search us, to sit in judgment upon our character and conduct. — Jerry Bridges
Jerry Bridges Famous Quotes And Sayings
Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him. — Jerry Bridges
God's unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God's love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son. — Jerry Bridges
Nothing can be more consoling to the man of God, than the conviction that the Lord who made the world governs the world; and that every event, great and small, prosperous and adverse, is under the absolute disposal of Him who doth all things well, and who regulates all things for the good of his people. — Jerry Bridges
Love is costly. T forgive in love costs us our sense of justice. To serve in love costs us time. To share in love costs us money. Every act of love costs us in some way, just as it cost God to love us. But we are to live a life of love just as Christ loves us and gave Himself for us at great cost to Himself. — Jerry Bridges
That which should distinguish the suffering of believers from unbelievers is the confidence that our suffering is under the control of an all-powerful and all-loving God. Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good. — Jerry Bridges
God's Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. One of the most effective ways of influencing our minds is through memorizing Scripture. David said, "I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You" (Psm. 119:11). — Jerry Bridges
So often we try to develop Christian character and conduct without taking the time to develop God-centered devotion. We try to please God without taking the time to walk with Him and develop a relationship with Him. This is impossible to do. — Jerry Bridges
Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelms us. — Jerry Bridges
We need to approach the Bible each day with a spirit of deep humility, recognizing that our understanding of spiritual truth is at best incomplete and to some extent inaccurate ... we should approach the Scriptures in humility and expect the Spirit to humble us even further as we continue being taught by Him from His Word. — Jerry Bridges
Legalism insists on conformity to manmade religious rules and requirements, which are often unspoken but are nevertheless very real... There are far too many instances within Christendom where our traditions and rules are, in practice, more important than God's commands. — Jerry Bridges
God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about. — Jerry Bridges
Here is a spiritual principle: We cannot exercise love unless we are experiencing grace. You cannot truly love others unless you are convinced that God's love for you is unconditional, based solely on the merit of Christ, not on your performance. Our love, either to God or to others, can only be a response to His love for us. — Jerry Bridges
God's sovereignty does not negate our responsibility to pray, but rather makes it possible for us to pray with confidence. — Jerry Bridges
Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God's sovereignty, along with his wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayer is the expression of that trust. — Jerry Bridges
We must not allow our emotions to hold sway over our minds. Rather, we must seek to let the truth of God rule our minds. Our emotions must become subservient to the truth. — Jerry Bridges
Perhaps we should stop talking about being faithful to have a quiet time with God each day, as if we were doing something to earn a reward. It would be better to talk about the privilege of spending time with the God of the universe and the importance for our own sake of being consistent in that practice. — Jerry Bridges
In both its precepts and penalty, the law of God in its most exacting requirements was fulfilled by Jesus. And He did this in our place as our representative and our substitute. — Jerry Bridges
To be justified means more than to be declared "not guilty." It actually means to be declared righteous before God. It means God has imputed or charged the guilt of our sin to His Son, Jesus Christ, and has imputed or credited Christ's righteousness to us. — Jerry Bridges
The fruit of the Spirit is fundamentally relational. Rather than originating with us, it flows to us from our union with Christ, and it flows beyond us to bring us into fellowship with others. The secret of this flow - and our unity with God and others - is humility. — Jerry Bridges
Contentment is one of the most distinguishing traits of the godly person, because a godly person has his heart focused on God rather than on possessions or position or power. — Jerry Bridges
Worship is the specific act of ascribing to God the glory, majesty, honor, and worthiness which are His. — Jerry Bridges
Jesus did not die just to give us peace and a purpose in life; he died to save us from the wrath of God. — Jerry Bridges
If we want proof of God's love for us, then we must look first at the Cross where God offered up His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Calvary is the one objective, absolute, irrefutable proof of God's love for us. — Jerry Bridges
We believers do need to be challenged to a life of committed discipleship, but that challenge needs to be based on the gospel, not on duty or guilt. Duty or guilt may motivate us for awhile, but only a sense of Christ's love for us will motivate us for a lifetime. — Jerry Bridges
Sometimes the end God has in mind is to exercise our faith, so He brings us into straitened circumstances so that we might look up to Him and see His deliverance. — Jerry Bridges
Instead of living in the sunshine of God's forgiveness through Christ, we tend to live under an overcast sky of guilt most of the time. — Jerry Bridges
We're more concerned about our own "victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve God's heart. — Jerry Bridges
Biblical love is not emotions or feelings, but attitudes and actions that seek the best interests of the other person, regardless of how we feel toward him. — Jerry Bridges
Patience is the ability to suffer a long time under the mistreatment of others without growing resentful or bitter. — Jerry Bridges
When God saves us through Christ, He not only saves us from the penalty of sin, but also from its dominion. — Jerry Bridges
Every day that we're not practicing godliness we're being conformed to the world of ungodliness around us. — Jerry Bridges
Our first problem is that our attitude towards sin is more self-centred than God-centred. We are more concerned about our own "Victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sin grieve the heart of God. We cannot tolerate failure in our struggle with sin chiefly because we are success oriented, not because we know it is offensive to God. — Jerry Bridges
Nothing cuts the nerve of the desire to pursue holiness as much as a sense of guilt. On the contrary, nothing so motivates us to deal with sin in our lives as does the understanding and application of the two truth that our sins are forgiven and the dominion of sin is broken because of our union with Christ. — Jerry Bridges
A willingness to share our possessions with one another is a very important aspect of true biblical community. — Jerry Bridges
The level of our obedience is most often determined by the behavior standard of other Christians around us. — Jerry Bridges
It is not the fact that we are united in common goals or purposes that makes us a community. Rather, it is the fact that we share a common life in Christ. — Jerry Bridges
Uncontrolled temper is soon dissipated on others. Resentment, bitterness, and self-pity build up inside our hearts and eat away at our spiritual lives like a slowly spreading cancer. — Jerry Bridges
Because peace is a fruit of the Spirit, we are dependent upon the Spirit's work in our lives to produce the desire and the means to pursue peace. But we are also responsible to use the means He has given us and to take all practical steps to attain both peace within and peace with others. — Jerry Bridges
Christ exhausted the cup of God’s wrath. For all who trust in Him there is nothing more in the cup. It is empty. — Jerry Bridges
We take what we think are the tools of spiritual transformation into our own hands and try to sculpt ourselves into robust Christlike specimens. But spiritual transformation is primarily the work of the Holy Spirit. He is the Master Sculptor — Jerry Bridges
Both gentleness and meekness are born of power, not weakness. There is a pseudo-gentlene ss that is effeminate, and there is a pseudo-meekness that is cowardly. But a Christian is to be gentle and meek because those are Godlike virtues... We should never be afraid, therefore, that the gentleness of the Spirit means weakness of character. It takes strength, God's strength, to be truly gentle. — Jerry Bridges
The fruit of patience in all its aspects - long-suffering, forbearance, endurance, and perseverance - is a fruit that is most intimately associated with our devotion to God. All character traits of godliness grow out of and have their foundation in our devotion to God, but the fruit of patience must grow out of that relationship in a particular way. — Jerry Bridges
The wisdom of the chess player is displayed more in winning over a capable opponent than a novice. The wisdom of the general is displayed more in defeating a superior army than in subduing an inferior one. Even more so, the wisdom of God is displayed when He brings good to us and glory to Himself out of confusion and calamity rather than out of pleasant times. — Jerry Bridges
Some days we may be more acutely conscious of our sinfulness and hence more aware of our need of His grace, but there is never a day when we can stand before Him on our own two feet of performance, when we are worthy enough to deserve His blessing. — Jerry Bridges
Our duty is found in the revealed will of God in the Scriptures. Our trust must be in the sovereign will of God as He works in the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives for our good and His glory. — Jerry Bridges
We might say God's wrath is His justice in action, rendering to everyone his just due, which, because of our sin is always judgment. — Jerry Bridges
Obedience is the pathway to holiness. — Jerry Bridges
God is worthy of my loving obedience because of who He is, not because of what he does. — Jerry Bridges
There is no point in praying for victory over temptation if we are not willing to make a commitment to say no to it. — Jerry Bridges
Sin is wrong, not because of what it does to me, or my spouse, or child, or neighbor, but because it is an act of rebellion against the infinitely holy and majestic God. — Jerry Bridges
In His infinite wisdom, God allows trials in order to develop perseverance in us and to cause us to fix our hopes on the glory that is yet to be revealed... Our faith and perseverance can grow only under the pain of trial. — Jerry Bridges
True joy comes only from God and He shares this joy with those who walk in fellowship with Him. — Jerry Bridges
God's grace is not given to make us feel better, but to glorify Him... Good feelings may come, or they may not, but that is not the issue. The issue is whether or not we honor God by the way we respond to our circumstances. — Jerry Bridges
The very first temptation in the history of mankind was the temptation to be discontent...that is exactly what discontent(ment ) is - a questioning of the goodness of God. — Jerry Bridges
The assurance of His total forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ means we don't have to play defensive games anymore. We don't have to rationalize and excuse our sins. We can call sin exactly what it is, regardless of how ugly and shameful it may be, because we know that Jesus bore that sin in His body on the cross. — Jerry Bridges
We fail to see the gospel as the solution to our greatest problem-our guilt, condemnation, and alienation from God. Beyond that, we fail to see it as the basis of our day-to-day acceptance with Him. As a result, many believers live in spiritual poverty. — Jerry Bridges
Love provides the motive for obeying the commands of the law, but the law provides specific direction for exercising love. — Jerry Bridges
I realize anew that, just as we must learn to obey God one choice at a time, we must also learn to trust God one circumstance at a time. Trusting God is not a matter of my feelings but of my will. I never feel like trusting God when adversity strikes, but I can choose to do so even when I don’t feel like it. That act of the will, though, must be based on belief, and belief must be based on truth. — Jerry Bridges
We obey God's Law, not to be loved but because we are loved in Christ. — Jerry Bridges
Holiness is not a series of do’s and don’ts but conformity to the character of God and obedience to the will of God. — Jerry Bridges
The opposite of retaliation is to entrust ourselves to God, who judges justly. — Jerry Bridges
Even our tears of repentance need to be washed in the blood of the Lamb. — Jerry Bridges
The grace that brought salvation to you is the same grace that teaches or disciplines you. But you must respond on the basis of grace, not law. — Jerry Bridges
To live by grace is to live solely by the merit of Jesus Christ. To live by grace is to base my entire relationship with God, including my acceptance and standing with Him, on my union with Christ. — Jerry Bridges
... self-control is not control by oneself through one's own willpower but rather control of oneself through the power of the Holy Spirit. — Jerry Bridges
It is our response to our circumstances rather than the degree of difficulty that determines whether or not we are discontent — Jerry Bridges
God never wastes pain. He always uses it to accomplish his purpose. And his purpose is for his glory and our good. Therefore we can trust him when our hearts are aching or our bodies are racked with pain — Jerry Bridges
A son or daughter in any human family is either born to or adopted by the parents. By definition, a child can't be both. But with God we're both born of Him and adopted by Him. — Jerry Bridges
Life Lessons by Jerry Bridges
- Jerry Bridges teaches us to focus on our relationship with God and to strive to be more like Him. He encourages us to live a life of holiness and obedience to God's Word.
- He emphasizes the importance of having a humble and teachable spirit, and to trust in God's sovereignty and goodness.
- He reminds us to rely on God's grace and to be patient and faithful in our walk with Him, no matter the circumstances.
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