A.D. 2018 Quotes of the Week


Posted January 7

Were ever the being of God, his glorious attributes and perfections, his unsearchable wisdom, his irresistible power, his inconceivable glory, his inflexible justice, and his incontestable sovereignty, discoursed of with more clearness, fulness, reverence, and divine eloquence, than in this book?

The creation of the world, and the government of it, are here admirably described, not as matters of nice speculation, but as laying most powerful obligations upon us to fear and serve, to submit to and trust in, our Creator, owner, Lord, and ruler. — Bible commentator Matthew Henry on the book of Job


Posted January 14

Jesus' reason for dropping only dark hints about (for instance) His messianic role, atonement, resurrection, and forthcoming reign, was twofold: first, only events could make these things clear in any case; and second, Jesus' concern was to call people into discipleship through His personal impact on them, and then teach them about Himself within that relationship, rather than to offer detailed theological instruction to the uncommitted. — J.I. Packer


Posted January 21

The old cliche is too negative...too defeatest. Let's renew our minds when it comes to planning for the adversities we will surely face in life. Instead of "having something to fall back on," let's think in terms of having something with which to keep forging ahead, undaunted and without fear.

Moreover, have a worthy goal! That of the apostle Paul is most worthy: "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus...looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ..." (Philippians 3:13,14; Titus 2:13)


Posted January 28

Heaven is at hand, and abundant life is available in every moment. The now is pregnant with possibility, and so I think my greatest fear would be to go through day after day, year after year, decade after decade, and to not be present in the present and rather than embracing the beauty of the moment, to simply exist. I think that that would be a waste of the life that I've got, the blood in my veins, the breathe in my lungs crying out for beauty and truth and the One who made me. The counter to that fear would be love, and perfect love casts out all fear. That would be my goal, to embrace the love of my Maker in the moment. — Jon Foreman, lead singer of the band Switchfoot


Posted February 4

What a joyful spectacle is this to Satan and his faction, to see those that are separated from the world fall in pieces among themselves! Our discord is our enemy's melody. — Richard Sibbes


Posted February 11

...Jesus lost a voice vote to a guy named Barabbas, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was put to death, Abraham Lincoln lost more races than he won. How you conduct yourself matters. — South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, responding to journalist Martha MacCallum when she asked him about his personal heroes


Posted February 18

Students need the opposite of protection from diverse arguments and points of view. They need exposure to them. This exposure will teach them how to think. As John Stuart Mill said, "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that." — Amy L. Wax, professor at U. Penn law school


Posted February 25

The accurate exposition of different passages will yield different sermons. But whenever the Word of God is rightly divided, Jesus Whose testimony is the spirit of prophecy will be preached to those who have ears to hear. Every sound message is rooted in the sure promises of the covenant and is permeated with the fragrance of the incarnation. Every faithful pulpit utterance invites the needy to the sacrificial feast and sounds forth that blessed hope...the coming great day of Christ the exalted first fruits of the resurrection.


Posted Saturday March 3

"It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it." — Latin Proverb


Posted March 18

"Atheism is a fairy tale for those afraid of the light" — John Lennox


Posted March 25

How to Be Miserable, Part 2

Always look for faults in others.
Shirk your duties if you can.
Do as little as possible for others.
Always find someone else to blame if something goes wrong.
Sulk if people are not grateful for your favors.
Insist on consideration and respect.
Demand agreement on every detail of your personal views on everything.
Love yourself first, be selfish, a snob, and expect others to be friendly to you.

— Unknown


Posted April 1

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance. — Jerome


Posted April 8

"The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future." — Stephen Ambrose, biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, d. A.D. 2002.

Reflections arising from Mr. Ambrose's words:

Ignorance of history is tragic.

The fulcrum of all human history is the sinless life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ, all of which is impeccably documented, to say nothing of miraculously foretold.

Even more tragic is it for someone to miss the joy of the certain hope of His future coming again in glory to usher in a blessed eternity for those who trust wholly in Him.


Posted April 15

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrongdoing. Neither will I administer a poison to anbody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. — The Hippocratic Oath, attributed to ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, "the father of medicine," 460 – 370 B.C.


Posted April 22

Kindly politeness is the slow fruit of advanced reflection; it is a sort of humanity and kindliness applied to small acts and every day discourse: it bids man soften towards others, and forget himself for the sake of others: it constrains genuine nature, which is selfish and gross. — Hippolyte Taine


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