Wisdom

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 –

To Understand God You Must Resemble Him – DL Moody

Those who resemble God are the most likely to understand God. If a man is not willing to turn from sin, he will not know God’s will. God will not reveal His secrets to him. But, if a man is willing to turn from sin, he will be surprised to see how the light will come in!

– DL Moody –
from The Way to God

Zeal is Like Fire – Thomas Brooks

Zeal is like a fire: in the chimney it is one of the best servants, but out of the chimney it is one of the worst masters. Zeal kept by knowledge and wisdom, in its proper place, is a choice servant to Christ and saints.

– Thomas Brooks –