Hope

The pleasures of religion – Matthew Henry

The pleasures of religion – Matthew Henry

The pleasures of religion will abide; they wither not in winter, nor tarnish with time, nor doth age wrinkle their beauty; frosts nip them not, nor do storms blast them; they continue through the greatest opposition of events, and despise that time and change, which happens to all things under the sun’ (Ecl 9:1).  Believers, when they are sorrowful, they are but as sorrowful, for they are “always rejoicing” (2 Cor 6:10) and “Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph” (2 Cor 2:14).

– Matthew Henry –
from The Pleasantness of a Religious Life, 1714

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

When I speak of a person growing in grace, I mean simply this —that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, and his spiritual mindedness more marked.

– JC Ryle –

The Secret to Peace in Life – Jean Nicolas Grou

The Secret to Peace in Life – Jean Nicolas Grou

The soul which gives itself wholly and without reserve to God is filled with His own peace; and the closer we draw to our God, so much the stronger and more steadfast and tranquil shall we become.

– Jean Nicolas Grou –

True Peace in Keeping God at the Center – Edward B. Pusey

True Peace in Keeping God at the Center – Edward B. Pusey

True peace is when the soul revolves around its center, Almighty God, craving for nothing but what God continually supplies. Since the soul is large enough to contain the infinite God, nothing less than Himself can satisfy or fill it.

– Edward B. Pusey –