You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.— John Bunyan
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If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me.
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.
What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.
No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
If people really see that Christ has removed the fear of punishment from them by taking it into Himself, they won't do whatever they want, they'll do whatever He wants.
Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.
Grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ's righteousness;
it can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through frailty multiply transgressions.
Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.
But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower
If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the Man Christ without, and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the word of God.
Whatever contradicts the Word of God should be instantly resisted as diabolical.
I saw, moreover, that it was not my good frame of heart that made my righteousness better, nor my bad frame that made my righteousness worse; for my righteousness was Jesus Christ himself, the same yesterday and today and forever.
And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world;
namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth!
In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart.
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
The best prayers have often more groans than words.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
Take heed of driving so hard after this world, as to hinder thyself and family from those duties towards God, which thou art by grace obliged to; as private prayer, reading the scriptures, and Christian conference. It is a base thing for men so to spend themselves and families after this world, as that they disengage their heart to God's worship.
Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other's roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.
The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world.
One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
It is the opener of the heart of God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is filled.
It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace, whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.
It is possible to learn all about the mysteries of the Bible and never be affected by it in one's soul. Great knowledge is not enough.
If thou hast sinned, lie not down without repentance;
for the want of repentance, after one has sinned, makes the heart yet harder and harder.
Great sins do draw out great grace; and where guilt is most terrible and fierce, there the mercy of God in Christ, when showed to the soul, appears most high and mighty.
No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction
Therefore, I bind these lies and slanderous accusations to my person as an ornament; it belongs to my Christian profession to be vilified, slandered, reproached and reviled, and since all this is nothing but that, as God and my conscience testify, I rejoice in being reproached for Christ's sake.
He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide.
Hope has a thick skin and will endure many a blow;
it will put on patience as a vestment and will endure all things (if they be of the right kind) for the joy that is set before it. Hence patience is called patience of hope,' because it is hope that makes the soul exercise long-suffering under the cross until the time comes to enjoy the crown!
The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver.
The more he cast away the more he had.
I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.
An idle man's brain is the devil's workshop.
Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Temptation provokes me to look upward to God.
I am content with what I have, little be it, or much.
What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.
Prayer is a shield to the soul
His love is what makes us live, love, sing, and praise forever.
The greatness of God, of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is that, if rightly considered, which will support the spirits of those of his people that are frighted with the greatness of their adversaries.
Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.
There can be but one will the master in our salvation, but that shall never be the will of man, but of God; therefore man must be saved by grace.
The man that takes up religion for the world will throw away religion for the world.
a man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.