Thomas Brooks

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has an influence upon all other graces: it is like a silver thread, that runs through a chain of pearls; it puts strength and vivacity into all other graces. 

– Thomas Brooks –

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

What is grace but glory begun? And what is glory but grace perfected? Grace is glory in the bud, and glory is grace at full.

– Thomas Brooks –
from Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance,1654

Joy is the Beauty of Christians – Thomas Brooks

Joy is the Beauty of Christians – Thomas Brooks

A beautiful face is at all time pleasing to the eye, but then especially when there is joy manifested in the countenance. Joy in the face puts a new beauty, and makes that which before was beautiful to be exceeding beautiful. It puts a lustre and glory upon beauty; so does joy in the face, heart, and life of a Christian, cast a general splendor and glory upon him, and the ways of God wherein he walks. The joy of the Lord is not only the strength, but also the beauty and glory of Christians. (see Nehemiah 8:10)

– Thomas Brooks –
from Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance, 1654

Hope is a Spark of Glory – Thomas Brooks

A Christian will part with anything rather than his hope; he knows that hope will keep the heart both from aching and breaking, from fainting and sinking; he knows that hope is a beam of God, a spark of glory, and that nothing shall extinguish it till the soul be filled with glory.

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Prayer – Thomas Brooks

If the prayers of God’s children are so faint that they can not reach up as high as heaven, then God will bow the heavens and come down to their prayers.

– Thomas Brooks –
1608-1680