Fear God, Not Man — William Gurnell
Pray Now! — Amy Carmichael
The Preciousness of Our Creator — Charles Spurgeon
Entertainment, The Devil’s Substitution — Leonard Ravenhill
“At your right hand are pleasure forevermore!” May we be more delighted in the Lord than in all that this world has to offer!
Never Mind Your Feelings! — Elizabeth Elliot
“We bring the sacrifice of praise…” Sometimes, praise is a sacrifice because we don’t *feel* like offering it. And yet, “His praise shall be on my lips at *all* times”… In good times and hard times, “I will bless the LORD” because He is worthy to be praised!
The Necessity of Winter for Bearing Fruit — John Bunyan
Persecution may come, but fear not. God will use it to strengthen His people! “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” Jn 16:33
To Fully Enjoy God — Jonathan Edwards
“…. In thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
Sincere Worship — Stephen Charnock
Yes, oh come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker!
Praise Is Sweet Perfume — Thomas Watson
“Praise is a release of the sweet perfume of God’s name.” May our praises be as a sweet aroma to our Lord and one that draws the lost who so desperately need Him!
Don’t Sing Lies! — A. W. Tozer
Don’t miss the meaning of this quote! Tozer’s point is not that Christians never lie, nor that the lyrics of our songs are untrue, but rather that our hearts are not fully persuaded of the words we sing. Do we mean it when we sing songs like “I Surrender All” or “I’d Rather Have Jesus”? Or do our hearts and lives belie the words we sing? Father, help us to sing the truth and to truthfully sing! For every idle word, we shall have to give an account. As the old preachers say, “If you can’t say ‘Amen’, say ‘Ouch’.”