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Just Quote’n – Gilbert #4

We are not the result of random chance and genetic mutations, gene re-assortments, and chromosomal accidents. We are created! Everyone of us is the result of an idea, a plan, and an action of God himself. And that brings both meaning and responsibility to human life (Gen 1:26-28).

 

– Greg Gilbert in What is the Gospel?

Just Quote’n – Ravi Zacharias #1

Below is a simple quote that reminds us on how we are to treat temptation. We must resist and flee from that which would tempt us lest it overcome us.

It is better to shun the bait than to struggle in the snare.

-Ravi Zacharias

Just Quote’n – Charles Spurgeon #4

“Anger is murder to one’s own self, as well as to its objects.”

-Charles Spurgeon

Just Quote’n – John Piper #6

We take a the mirror of God’s image, which was intended to reflect his glory in the world, and turn our backs to the light, and fall in love with the contours of our own dark shadow, trying desperately to convince ourselves (with technological advances or management skills or athletic prowess or academic achievements or sexual exploits or counterculture hair styles) that the dark shadow of the image on the ground in front of us is really glorious and satisfying.”

John Piper – Supremacy of God in Preaching

Just Quote’n – Bruce Blakey

I came across this simple quote in my notes recently. I heard this at a conference back in 2006 and it is still so true.

Nobody has ever offended me, as greatly as I have offended the Lord and yet He is still blessing me.

-Bruce Blakey

Thank the Lord that He is not spiteful but rather that He is faithfully caring for His children.

Just Quote’n – John MacArthur #1

[Mark 2:15]

…The Lord doesn’t want mass-produced disciples off an assembly line. He wants followers of all race, vocations, social classes, personality types, and interests. He wants variety in His kingdom because the human race reflects His creative range.

Perhaps you don’t fit the stereotypical mould of a Christ-follower (whatever that looks like). Good! Don’t change a thing, unless it’s immoral, unhealthy, or obnoxious. Whether you stand out in a crowd or blend in with the scenery, the Lord wants you with Him. And who knows? You may be surprised to discover how your uniqueness becomes an unexpected benefit for His kingdom.

-MacArthur in “From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary” devotional

Just Quote’n – J I Packer

Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.

-J I Packer in his book “Knowing God

Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past – Poem by C.T Studd

Today is my birthday and so whenever this time of year comes around I try remind my self of what this poem encapsulates.

Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill,
living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

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Just Quote’n – John Piper (5) in A hole in our holiness

Sometimes people are careless and speak disparagingly of all human righteousness, as if there were no such thing that pleased God. They often cite Isaiah 64:6 which says our righteousness is as filthy rags. It is true – gloriously true – that none of God’s people, before or after the cross, would be accepted by an immaculately holy God if the perfect righteousness of Christ were not imputed to us (Romans 5:19; 1 Corinthians 2:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21). But that does not mean that God does not produce in those “justified” people (before and after the cross) an experiential righteousness that is not “filthy rags.” In fact, he does; and this righteousness is precious to God and is required, not as the ground of our justification (which is the righteousness of Christ only), but as an evidence of our being truly justified children of God.

-John Piper

Just Quote’n – Expositor’s Bible Commentary

The below is in consideration of Proverbs 21:17

It is the desire of pleasure which is at the root of the mischief: “He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.” Men are “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” The appetites which are natural to us hold undisputed sway, they are fleshly; the great spiritual appetites, which are supernatural, are quite feeble and inoperative. Men ask for that which is pleasant, and even when they become religious it is only to obtain pleasure, a greater and a more lasting pleasure; thus there is an intemperance, which we call fanaticism, even in religious beliefs and in religious practices. But what men need is that the desire of God, for His own sake, should be so inflamed in them as to burn up all other desires. And this desire can only be created by His Holy Spirit. The competing and manifold desires of pleasure can only be mastered and expelled when that great, absorbing, and embracing desire of God has been securely settled in the human heart by the Holy Spirit. – Expositor’s Bible Commentary

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