Monday, January 15, 2018

Diligence in prayer, and other quotes

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"Diligence in prayer is the better half of study." -- Martin Luther

"[The theologian] who prays diligently has completed half of his studies." -- attributed to Johann Gerhard

"Pious prayer offered in faith is familiar conversation with God." --  Johann Gerhard

"No one worth calling a man allows his moods to change his convictions; but it is by moods that we understand other men's convictions. The bigot is not he who knows he is right; every sane man knows he is right. The bigot is he whose emotions and imagination are too cold and weak to feel how it is that other men go wrong." -- G. K. Chesterton

"O how hard it is to be shallow enough for a polite audience!" -- John Wesley, from his Journal 1771 [The quote followed these words: "Many of them were gay, genteel people: so I spake on the first elements of the Gospel. But it was still out of their depth."]

"God uses flawed people to accomplish his sovereign purposes." -- Copied

"Do we see the oak starting up in all its gigantic proportions in one day? Is not a tiny acorn committed to the ground; and is not the giant oak, whose huge limbs we admire, the growth of a century? Men and women are years growing up to their full stature." -- J. C. Philpot

"The wallet is a great window to the soul." -- Chris Brown

"Don’t condemn what God condones or condone what God condemns." -- Wesley Briggman

"Love is not always nice, kindness is not always indulgent, and tolerance is not always a virtue. “No” is often the most loving thing a parent or pastor or church can say." -- Bobby Jamieson

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