The opposite of love is indifference to the genuine needs of others.— Max Anders
The most unusual Max Anders quotes to discover and learn by heart
When shame is missing from corporate life, society, quickly becomes uncivilized.
The thoughtful believer recalls God's faithfulness in the past when confronted by any new threat. Part of spiritual maturity is strong sense of one's own history.
The task of evangelism often involves preparing an open road so offenders can find their refuge in Christ.
God is not naïve in the giving of His laws;
He anticipates our disobedience even as He commands our obedience.
In God's pattern of justice, He takes the risk of the guilty going free but not the innocent being punished.
Discouragement is contagious and is easily transmitted to others.
Since the success of believers is tied to our knowledge of and obedience to God's Word, the memorizing of portions of the Bible is advisable.
Spiritual strength is connected to faithful obedience to God's commands.
God leads His people whether they are obedient or rebellious, but His leading is far more pleasant when they obey.
Sometimes believers are hampered in their public effectiveness by limitations that are no fault of their own.
There is no substitute for a firsthand encounter with the Word of God.
God is always near His people, but their sinful behavior may cause His presence to be grievous.
Although their parents died in the wilderness for their stubbornness, Israel could profit from the older generation's failure by remembering that God had used adversity to train them.
God delights in providing His people with material gain and comfort, although prosperity can pose a threat to spiritual well-being.
The concept of freedom in Scripture differs from modern notions.
Freedom is not a life lived free of restraints but a life that recognizes healthy limits, those that are concern to produce prosperity and order for the person who observes them.
Curiosity is an enormous challenge to godly living.
A healthy relationship with God is built on the internal changes He brings about through Christ.
God supplies the needs of His people according to their needs but does not ordinarily allow stockpiling.
Conversion is essential, but it is a beginning, not an end.
The believer in Jesus Christ is not simply rescued from the penalty of his sin; he is redeemed to love God and his neighbor so that others might come to know him.
Those who serve God in vocational ministry must learn to trust Him for their daily needs before they can encourage others to do so.
If Israel is to please the Lord fully, they will live lives that are as distinctive among the nations as their Lord is different from pagan deities.
Although spiritual growth puts our wills to the test, after the battle has been won, we recognize that the Lord is the true victor in the struggle.
Equal justice under law is a spiritual as well as a civic principle.
Although God's people find many successes in the world, they must not fall prey to a spirit of pride. We succeed not because of our moral superiority but because of the faithfulness of our divine intercessor and because of the great mercy of God.
God warned Israel, "And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it" (Ex. 20:25). To pollute something is to make it ordinary. God insists that any approach crafted by human ingenuity will produce a worship system just like all the pagan systems in the world. In other words, it will be common or profane - just like everyone else's paganism.
Training leaders is part of the work of discipling.
Courage is the most fundamental of all virtues.
The person who believes he must earn the right to go through the door of eternal life will miss the mark.
God never forgets a promise.
There is a kind of misguided pity that deals gently with false teachers at the expense of their victims.
The wise Christian will learn from the spiritual blunders of others.
Although the world places a premium on the latest things, some realities are discovered by looking into the past.
God delights to see His people rejoice in what He has provided.
Individual believers are not to usurp the role of civil government and judge people who are offensive.
A worshiper's gift makes a statement about the worshiper and his God.
God chooses people not for what He can do for them, but for the good they can do for others.
Conversion engages the mind as well as the emotions.
Attachments to older forms of worship may be comfortable, but they may contain elements of falsehood that make them unacceptable to God.
Wisdom lies in recognizing the dangers that lie within us and doing battle with them daily.
Believers should be more concerned for God's opinion of them than for what human opponents might do to their bodies.
The spiritual heritage of the godly lives on after they are gone.
People sometimes punish to exact judgment for past actions.
God disciplines in order to teach and always in the interest of those whom he disciplines.
The believer who feels the agony caused by rebellion will grow to become the best intercessor.
Believers have just as much to fear from legalism as from waywardness.
The first detracts from the beauty of the message, while the second mars it content.
The agonies of those who are falsely accused are of great concern to the living God, and He acts as their defender.
Theological error is the most pernicious of errors;
it strikes at man's center and separates him from his Creator and Redeemer. God insisted not only that Israelites should judge their own hearts and cast aside falsehood about Him but that they should also confront it wherever it emerged.
Our identity as the people of God is marked primarily by our faithfulness in obedience to Him.
Israel's [as well as our] enjoyment of the land is contingent on their behavior.
Blessings or cruses lie before them; the choice is theirs.
There is no limit to what God's people can expect their God to do if they are rightly related to Him.