Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Forgiveness As Motivation

"It is forgiveness that sets a man working for God.  He does not work in order to be forgiven, but because he has been forgiven, and the consciousness of his sin being pardoned makes him long more for its entire removal than ever he did before."  ~ Horatius Bonar

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Memorize And Remember

"But let me say as graciously but as firmly as I can"  We cannot effectively pursue holiness without the Word of God stored up in our minds where it can be used by the Holy Spirit to transform us." ~ Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

God Loves His Children

"The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay on the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to him is not to believe that he loves you." ~ John Owen

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Motives For Obedience

"Other motives besides pride can taint our obedience.  Probably next after pride is the motive of not wanting to feel guilty . . . You have committed some particular sin many times before and you know well the guilt feelings that have followed the act.  Your motive for struggling against that temptation is to avoid the guilt that follows, rather than to express love to God."  ~ Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace