O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson). The Pursuit of God (Kindle Locations 173-177). Kindle Edition.
When the barriers to evil are brought down, it flourishes; and never again will I be tempted to believe in the fundamental goodness of man, or that evil is something exceptional or alien to human nature.
Dalrymple, Theodore. Our Culture, What’s Left Of It (Kindle Locations 218-219). Monday Books. Kindle Edition.
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Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness, is the soul and substance of all false religion in the world.
Owen, John. The Life and Works of John Owen (55-in-1) (Kindle Locations 52483-52485). . Kindle Edition.
knowledge is no mere collection of data; it is data seen in relationship to God as the sovereign and almighty one. Knowledge comes from God; it is the reverential subordination of all knowing to the Creator.
Rushdoony, R. J.. Intellectual Schizophrenia: Culture, Crisis and Education (Kindle Locations 535-536). Chalcedon. Kindle Edition.
Had the American colonists held fast to the basic standards established in both biblical and British Common Law, the institutions of slavery they later developed would never have come to pass.
McDurmon, Joel. The Problem of Slavery in Christian America (Kindle Locations 420-422). American Vision Press. Kindle Edition.
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For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.
Lewis, C. S.. The Abolition of Man (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis) (pp. 14-15). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
What a picture of a sinner’s surety did Jesus on the cross of Calvary present! Not a shade, not a stroke was lacking! It was a perfect picture— a complete personification of the curse! The crown of thorns was around his brow; it formed his emblematic title, “KING OF THE CURSE!” His blessed body was exposed to view. Our first parents hid their nakedness amongst the trees of the garden; but Jesus hung exposed upon a tree, and suffered the SHAME OF THE CURSE. His hands and feet were nailed to the wood, he was transfixed immovably by the POWER OF THE CURSE. Scornful taunts and dreadful curses were heaped upon his head; he tasted the BITTERNESS OF THE CURSE. The light of his Father’s countenance was withdrawn from him, and he endured the HORRORS OF THE CURSE. Behold this double picture— the transparent representation of the Curse and the Redemption! Gaze upon it with awe and love, with gratitude and reverence! Christ is dying under your curse, and yet scattering blessings around him! O take them! Receive the gracious exchange! Exclaim with the apostle, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Gal. 3: 13); and gratefully exult with the prophet, and say, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness” (Isa. 61: 10).
Stevenson, John. Christ on the Cross (Kindle Locations 2150-2160). Scattering Seed Press. Kindle Edition.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. (Pro 1:7-9 KJV)
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