Worldliness is whatever makes sin look normal and righteousness look strange.

β€” Kevin DeYoung

The most unforgettable Kevin DeYoung quotes you will be delighted to read

Some Christians need encouragement to think before they act.

Others need encouragement to act after they think.

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Submission to the Scriptures is submission to God.

Rebellion against the Scriptures is rebellion against God

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To start the day without prayer is to suggest the devil is feeble, God is irrelevant, and we can handle things on our own.

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...,the will of God for your life is pretty straightforward: Be holy like Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God.

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In the world of perpetual outrage, people cannot see the difference between deflated footballs, a dead lion, and dismembered babies.

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Biblical wisdom means living a disciplined and prudent life in the fear of the Lord

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Let us shout of our God from the rooftops, that the whole world would stand in silence before him.

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On the last day, God will not acquit us because our good works were good enough, but he will look for evidence that our good confession was not phony. It’s in this sense that we must be holy.

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Everything before Jesus is preface. Everything after Jesus is appendix. Jesus is the story.

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You'll never be a mature Christian until you understand that God remembers his promises and forgets your sins.

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The seed of God's Word won't grow to fruitfulness without pruning for rest, quiet, and calm

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Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God either, and it is an easily observable fact that for countless numbers of persons the change from no-faith to faith makes no actual difference in the life.

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About Kevin DeYoung

Quotes 138 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday 1977

It's true that every road leads to God. But only one way leads to a pleasant encounter with Him.

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It's not convincing to say you are a child of God if you have none of the characteristics of your Father.

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No one in the history of the world has been more inclusive of repentant sinners than Jesus and no one has been more intolerant of sin.

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Being a child of God means confidence, but it never means complacency.

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The reason for your entire salvation, the design behind your deliverance, the purpose for which God chose you in the first place is holiness.

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The only chains God wants us to wear are the chains of righteousness--not the chains of hopeless subjectivism, not the shackles of risk-free living, not the fetters of horoscope decision making--just the chains befitting a bond servant of Christ Jesus. Die to self. Live for Christ. And then do what you want, and go where you want, for God's glory.

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Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.

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Walking in the light means we pursue obedience and are honest about our remaining darkness.

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The word of God is more than enough for the people of God to live their lives to the glory of God

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Live for God. Obey the Scriptures. Think of others before yourself. Be holy. Love Jesus. And as you do these things, do whatever else you like, with whomever you like, wherever you like, and you'll be walking in the will of God.

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For Jesus, Scripture is powerful, decisive, and authoritative because it is nothing less than the voice of God.

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If we do not worship God, God will not be the lesser for it. But we will.

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Here's good news: God is even more committed to your change, your growth, and your transformation than you are.

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The Christian's comfort: I am not my own.

I do not make my own rules or create my own identity. There is one who made me and can save me.

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Why should we think that we wouldn't have a cross to carry? Are we somehow more deserving than our Lord?

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Some of us live a Christian life as if we're always under the stern, watchful eye of our Father and he is very impossible to please... No, God delights even in our heartfelt attempts at obedience.

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The finality of Christs redemption for us is intimately tied to the finality of his revelation to us. . . . If we say revelation is not complete, we must admit that somehow the work of redemption also remains unfinished. . . . Scripture is enough because the work of Christ is enough. They stand or fall together.

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I try to keep in my mind the simple question: Am I trying to do good or make myself look good? Too many of our responsibilities get added to our plate when we are trying to please people, impress people, prove ourselves, acquire power, increase our prestige. All those motivations are about looking good more than doing good.

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If you want to know God as your Father, you need to know Jesus Christ as your Savior.

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If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then growing in our knowledge of God is always practical.

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The world provides no cheerleaders on the pathway to godliness.

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Sincere biblical repentance is as much a work of grace as not sinning in the first place. To err is human, to make progress is divine.

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Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.

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Seek first the kingdom of God, and then trust that He will take care of our needs, even before we know what they are and where we're going.

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If we truly long for revival, we will rejoice even when it starts at the church down the road.

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God's wrath was not just withdrawn. It was spent. Full atonement can it be? Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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The best way to leave a legacy is to believe, teach, defend, and promote what is true.

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We walk into the future in God-glorifying confidence, not because the future is known to us but because it is known to God. And that's all we need to know. Worry about the future is not simply a character tic, it is the sin of unbelief, an indication that our hearts are not resting in the promises of God.

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Sanctification will be drudgery unless we believe that holiness is possible and that it is pleasing to God.

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Jesus was not just a prophet but the fulfillment of all prophecy.

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If the gospel is old news to you, it will be dull news to everyone else.

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The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly or mean.

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There is no sin so prevalent, so insidious, and so deep as the sin of fearing people more than we fear God.

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One of the signs that you are walking in the light is that you are honest about having walked in the darkness.

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Before my secret meeting with the Pope I asked him to come wearing white if deep down he agreed with the Reformation. Pretty crazy.

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You will fear something or someone. The Bible says the wisest way to go about your life is to fear God.

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Sanctification is not by surrender, but by divinely enabled toil and effort.

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