The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts.— Thomas Brooks
The most wonderful Thomas Brooks quotes that will inspire your inner self
He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
The world and you must part, or Christ and you will never meet.
God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be;
nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may be; not at logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be; but the sincerity of them he looks at.
Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.
Grace and glory differ very little; the one is the seed, the other is the flower; grace is glory militant, glory is grace triumphant.
Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house.
Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord.
Humility makes a man richer than other men, and it makes a man judge himself the poorest among men.
It is not the bee's touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.
Consider that spiritual safety comes through spiritual unity.
Christians united together are difficult to separate, difficult to break, difficult to pick off and destroy. It is when you isolate yourself by disrupting or denying unity that you are most at risk.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy.
He that will play with Satan's bait, will quickly be taken with Satan's hook.
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.
The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to His people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of heaven.
A family without prayer is like a house without a roof, open and exposed to all the storms of heaven.
A gracious soul may look through the darkest cloud and see God smiling on him.
True repentance includes sorrow for sin and contrition of heart.
It breaks the heart with sighs and sobs and groans.
God's hearing of our prayers doth not depend upon sanctification, but upon Christ's intercession; not upon what we are in ourselves, but what' we are in the Lord Jesus; both our persons and our prayers are acceptable in the beloved [Eph 1.6].
Those years, months, weeks, days, and hours, that are not filled up with God, with Christ, with grace, and with duty, will certainly be filled up with vanity and folly. The neglect of one day, of one duty, of one hour, would undo us, if we had not an Advocate with the Father.
A preacher's life should be a commentary upon his doctrine.
.. Heavenly doctrines should always be adorned with a heavenly life.
A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.
God is as just as he is merciful.
Carnal reason is an enemy to faith: it is ever crossing and contradicting it.
It will never be well with thee, Christian, so long as thou art swayed by carnal reason, and you rely more upon thy five senses, than upon the four Evangelists. As the body lives by breathing, so the soul lives by believing.
Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love.
Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.
There are three things that earthly riches can never do;
they can never satisfy divine justice, they can never pacify divine wrath, nor can they every quiet a guilty conscience. And till these things are done man is undone.
Faith is the champion of Grace, and Love the nurse; but Humility is the beauty of Grace.
Every man obeys Christ as he prizes Christ, and no otherwise.
The sovereignty of God is that golden sceptre in his hand by which he will make all bow, either by his word or by his works, by his mercies or by his judgements.
Though our private desires are ever so confused, though our private requests are ever so broken, and though our private groanings are ever so hidden from men, yet God eyes them, records them, and puts them upon the file of heaven, and will one day crown them with glorious answers and returns.
As the body lives by breathing, so the soul lives by believing.
What labor and pains worldlings take to obtain the vain things of this life-to obtain the poor things of this world, which are but shadows and dreams, and mere nothings!
There is no such way to attain to greater measures of grace, as for a man to live up to that little grace he has.
Sin in a wicked man is like poison in a serpent; it is in its natural place.
Solomon got more hurt by his wealth, than he got good by his wisdom.
What is honor, and riches, and the favor of creatures - so long as I lack the favor of God, the pardon of my sins, a saving interest in Christ, and the hope of glory! O Lord, give me these, or I die! Give me these, or else I shall eternally die!
The greatest and the hottest fires that ever were on earth are but ice in comparison to the fire of hell.
Cold prayers shall never have any warm answers.
God will suit His returns to our requests. Lifeless, services shall have lifeless answers. When men are dull, God will be dumb.
Though there is nothing more dangerous, yet there is nothing more ordinary, than for weak saints to make their sense and feeling the judge of their condition. We must strive to walk by faith.
An implicit confession is almost as bad as an implicit faith;
wicked men commonly confess their sins by wholesale, We are all sinners; but the true penitent confesses his sins by retail.
Secret sins commonly lie nearest the heart.
There is no such way to get much grace, as to be thankful for a little grace.
He who opens his mouth wide in praise, shall have his heart lled with graces. Ingratitude stops the ear of God, and shuts the hand of God, and turns away the heart of the God of grace; and therefore we had need to be thankful for a little grace.
There is the seed of all sins--of the vilest and worst of sins--in the best of men.
There is oftentimes a great deal of knowledge where there is but little wisdom to improve that knowledge. It is not the most knowing Christian but the most wise Christian that sees, avoids, and escapes Satan's snares. Knowledge without wisdom is like mettle in a blind horse, which is often an occasion of the rider's fall.
It is not he who knows most, nor he who hears most, nor yet he who talks most, but he who exercises grace most, who has most communion with God.
Though true repentance is never too late, yet late repentance is seldom true.
Little sins carry with them but little temptations to sin, and then a man shews most viciousness and unkindness, when he sins on a little temptation. It is devilish to sin without a temptation; it is little less than devilish to sin on a little occasion. The less the temptation is to sin, the greater is that sin.
Cold prayers shall never have any warm answers.
Remember this-all the sighing, mourning, sobbing, and complaining in the world, does not so undeniably evidence a man to be humble, as his overlooking his own righteousness, and living really and purely upon the righteousness of Christ.