Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.— Matthew Henry
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Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Christ died. He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better-His PEACE!
After a storm comes a calm.
It was the greatest honor God did to man that he made man in the image of God;
but it is the greatest dishonor man has done to God that he has made God in the image of man.
No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
The more reverence we have for the Word of God, the more joy we shall find in it.
Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.
They that die by famine die by inches.
God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event.
Nothing exposes religion more to the reproach of its enemies than the worldliness and half-heartedness of the professors of it.
The meek are those who quietly submit themselves to God, to His Word and to His rod, who follow His directions, and comply with His designs, and are gentle toward all men.
Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.
Some people do not like to hear much of repentance;
but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it.
There is one death bed repentance recorded in the Bible (the thief on the cross), so that no one despair, but there is ONLY one, so that no one will presume.
By the light of nature we see God as a God above us, by the light of the law we see Him as a God against us, but by the light of the gospel we see Him as Emmanuel, God with us.
None can know their election but by their conformity to the image of Christ;
for all that are chosen are chosen to sanctification.
It is not enough for us to be where God is worshipped, if we do not ourselves worship him.
Come, and see the victories of the cross.
Christ's wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.
Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul.
It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ.
It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day.
What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting in good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last.
Hard words indeed break no bones, but many a heart has been broken by them.
What God requires of us he himself works in us, or it is not done.
He that commands faith, holiness, and love, creates them by the power of his grace going along with his word, that he may have all the praise.
Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other.
We should take heed of pride; it is a sin that turned angels into devils.
The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.
Those that set God always before them and walk before him with all their hearts, shall find him as good as his word and better; he will both keep covenant with them and show mercy to them.
Better late than never.
Brotherly love is still the distinguishing badge of every true Christian.
A modest dress is a very good thing, if it be the genuine indication of a humble heart, and is to instruct; but it is a bad thing if it be the hypocritical disguise of a proud ambitious heart, and is to deceive. Let men be really as good as they seem to be, but not seem to be better than really they are.
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
None so blind as those who will not see.
Man takes a great deal of pains to heap up riches, and they are but like heaps of manure in the furrows of the field, good for nothing unless they be spread.
When we are calling to God to turn the eye of His favor towards us He is calling to us to turn the eye of our obedience towards Him.
It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
You have been used to take notice of the sayings of dying men — this is mine: That a life spent in the service of God, and communion with him, is the most comfortable and pleasant life that one can live in the present world.
No man will say, "There is no God" 'till he is so hardened in sin that it has become his interest that there should be none to call him to account.
The prayers and supplications that Christ offered up were, joined with strong cries and tears, herein setting us example not only to pray, but to be fervent and importunate in prayer. How many dry prayers, how few wet ones, do we offer up to God!
The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favor of God.
Those that have so much power over others as to be able to oppress them have seldom so much over themselves as not to oppress.
May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all.
May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service.
Be careful if you make a women cry, because God counts her tears.
The woman came out of a man’s ribs. Not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.
The first lesson in Christ's school is self-denial.
None are ruined by the justice of God but those that hate to be reformed by the grace of God.
It is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion;
but it is an evidence of strong faith and resolution to swim against a stream to heaven, and to appear for God when no one else appears for Him.
He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.
What peace can they have who are not at peace with God?
If therefore our houses be houses of the Lord, we shall for that reason love home, reckoning our daily devotion the sweetest of our daily delights, and our family worship the most valuable of our family comforts. This will sanctify to us all the conveniences of our houses, and reconcile us to the inconveniences of it.