Friday, December 31, 2010


"Tomorrow is the devil's day, but today is God's. Satan cares not how spiritual your intentions may be, and how holy your resolutions, if only they are fixed for tomorrow."
- J.C. Ryle

Source: Ryle, J. C. Thoughts for Young Men. Charles Nolan, 2002: Pg. 9.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thy Will Be Done

"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says in the end, 'Thy will be done.' "
- C. S. Lewis

Source: Lewis, C. S. The Great Divorce. Harper Collins, 2001: p. 75.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

God's Heart for the World

"God's heart is for the world. So when we say we have a heart for the United States, we are admitting that we have a meager 5 percent of God's heart, and we are proud of it. When we say we have a heart for the city we live in, we confess that we have less than 1 percent of God's heart."
- David Platt

Source: Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2010. Pg. 76.

Monday, December 27, 2010

You Can Impact the World

"It sounds idealistic, I know. Impact the world. But doesn't it also sound biblical? ... The formal definition of impact is "a forcible contact between two things," and God has designed our lives for a collision course with the world."
- David Platt

Source: Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Multnomah Books, 2010. 83. Print.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What Makes Someone Irrelevant

"He didn't know anything about me, and he didn't care to find out. What made him irrelevant was his arrogance."
- Josh James Riebock

Source: Riebock, Josh James. My Generation: A Real Journey of Change and Hope. Baker Books, 2009: p. 136.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

For The Good of Them That Love God

"Learn to believe Christ better than His strokes; Himself and His promises better than His glooms...'For we know that all things work together for good to them that God', ergo, shipwreck, losses, etc., work together for the good of them that love God: hence I infer, that losses, disappointments, ill tongues, loss of friends, houses, or country, are God's workmen, set on work, to work out good to you, out of everything that befalleth you."
- Samuel Rutherford

Source: Rutherford, Samuel. The Loveliness of Christ. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2007. Pg 57-58.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Interpreting Leviticus

"In interpreting Leviticus, and especially in seeking to apply it to the modern situation, the historical context of the laws should be borne in mind. They are not timeless universal precepts such as are found in the book of Proverbs. The laws of Leviticus were revealed to the covenant nation at a particular phase of their history. They were designed to mold Israel into a holy people in a particular historical environment. Though God's holiness is unchanging, its expression may vary from age to age."
- Gordon Wenham

Source: Hubbard, Robert L., and R. K. Harrison. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Leviticus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. 50. Print.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Safety In Giving

"We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety. . . But we need have no such fear. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed."
- A. W. Tozer

Source: Tozer, A. W. The Pursuit of God. Christian Publications, 1982: p. 28.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

God's Power

"This is how God works. He puts his people in positions where they are desperate for His power, and then He shows His provision in ways that display His greatness."
- David Platt

Source: Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2010. Pg. 48.

Monday, December 13, 2010

God is Compassionate

"The word compassion comes from two Latin words: passio, meaning 'to suffer,' and cum, meaning 'with.' To say that God has compassion for the victims of injustice is to say that he actually 'suffers with' them. At the root of God's compassion is the fact that he sees, witnesses, directly observes the suffering of the abused."
- Gary Haugen

Source: Haugen, Gary A. Good News about Injustice: a Witness of Courage in a Hurting World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009. 93. Print.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Proof of Humility

"It is easy to think we humble ourselves before God. Yet, humility toward men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility toward God is real."
- Andrew Murray

Source: Murray, Andrew. Humility. Whitaker House, 1982: p. 43.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"If our prayers were heard only in accordance with the idea of God to which we seem to ourselves to pray, how miserably would infinite wants wants be met!"
- George MacDonald

Source: Lewis, C. S. George MacDonald: An Anthology. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. New York: 1946. Pg 132.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Moral Crisis

"It is a truism today that we are in a crisis of morals. The crisis is not simply that people are doing wrong things; that has been going on since the Fall in Eden. The crisis is the loss of a shared understanding of what is right."
- Lewis Smedes

Source: Smedes, Lewis B. Mere Morality: What God Expects from Ordinary People. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1983. 1. Print.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Worst Possible Scenario

"The worst possible scenario is for our churches to be supposedly 'growing' but with 'members' who have no deep longing to be delivered from the power or sin."
- Jim Cymbala

Source: Cymbala, Jim. The Church God Blesses. Zondervan, 2002: p. 99.