Wisdom

Faith is Good for Everything – Charles Spurgeon

Faith is Good for Everything – Charles Spurgeon

(Faith) is good for everything—good for the timid to make them strong, good for the rash to make them wise; it is good for those who are desponding to make them brave, and good for those who are too daring, to make them discreet. There is no respect in which faith is not useful to us, therefore, whatever you leave out, see to your faith; if you forget all besides, be careful above all that ye take the shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).

– Charles Spurgeon –
from the sermon “The Shield of Faith”, October 27,1861

The Solution to Confusion – Samuel Chadwick

Confusion and impotence are the inevitable results when the wisdom and resources of the world are substituted for the presence and power of the Spirit.

– Samuel Chadwick –


What Do We Lack? – AW Tozer

With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.

– AW Tozer –

Teaching of the Holy Spirit – JC Ryle

We must pray daily for the teaching of the Holy Ghost, if we would make progress in the knowledge of divine things. Without Him, the mightiest intellect and the strongest reasoning powers will carry us but a little way.

– JC Ryle –
from Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

Walk in the Way of Wisdom – Matthew Henry

Wisdom saith, “This is the way, walk in it”; and you shall not only find life at the end, but pleasure in the way. That which is the only right way to happiness we must resolve to travel, and to proceed and persevere in it, whether it be fair or foul, pleasant or unpleasant: but it is a great encouragement to a traveller, to know that his way is not only the right way, but a pleasant way: and such the way to heaven is.

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

If the Bible is a Lie … – John Wesley

Sir, if the Bible is a lie, I am as very a madman as you can conceive. But if it be true, I am in my senses. I am neither a madman or enthusiast.

– John Wesley –