Archive for August, 2011

Concerning our Sloppy Prayers

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us — as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.

John Calvin 1509-1564

Concerning our Love for Sin

August 30, 2011 1 comment

Man loves his own ruin. The cup is so sweet that though he knows it will poison him, yet he must drink it. And the harlot is so fair, that though he understands that her ways lead down to hell, yet like a bullock he follows to the slaughter till the dart goes through his liver. Man is fascinated and bewitched by sin.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)_Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit_ Vol. 13 [1867]

One Purpose of Poverty and Affliction

Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.

Richard Sibbes

Weekend Pause

God bless you all.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

This Life is conforming us to what we shall be

This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness; not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not what we shall be but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.

Martin Luther

Affliction Betters Us

As the wicked are hurt by the best things, so the godly are bettered by the worst.

William Jenkyn


A Prayer for God’s Strength in Turning to Him

Grant, Almighty God, as at the present time thou dost deservedly chastise us for our sins, according to the example of thine ancient people, that we may turn our face to thee with true penitence and humility: May we throw ourselves suppliantly and prostrately before thee; and, despairing of ourselves, place our only hope in thy pity which thou hast promised.

John Calvin