Category Archives: Quotes

It may seem ugly

Emerald's Notebook

I struggled to see
The beauty of life
Beleaguered by day
Yet so surreal

Down on my knees
My mouth dry —
My body weak —
My heart broken

It was so ugly
Beauty so unreal
Yet I believed it will
And so it came, yet

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In the beauty came-
The ugly yet again
I am bewildered —
Yet I see his mercy

My eyes close tight
I shut out pain and ugliness
To gaze upon my saviour
The beauty I see, immeasurable

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J.C. Ryle on Unpure Practices in the Church


Flogging Ourselves and Loving Christ

Something to keep in mind with even our human relationships…

A Particular Baptist Blog

spurgeon 04Now, remember, we never make ourselves love Christ more by flogging ourselves for not loving Him more. We come to love those better whom we love by knowing  them better, not by talking to ourselves about the duty of loving them, for love and duty, somehow or other, do not work well together.

Charles H. Spurgeon   (1834 – 1892)

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They Said What?!?

Oh yeah…

I purchased a shirt that displays this axiom that Spurgeon so eloquently penned. You can purchase it here:

http://www.missionalwear.com/proddetail.php?prod=QSPUR21m


Have Pity for a Man’s Soul

Awake to a deeper sense of the sorrowful state of those who are without Christ. We are often reminded of the many who are without food or clothing or school or church. Let us pity them, and help them, as far as we can. But let us never forget that there are people whose state is far more pitiable. Who are they? The people without Christ! Have we relatives without Christ? Let us feel for them, pray for them, speak to the King about them, strive to recommend the gospel to them. Let us leave no stone unturned in our efforts to bring them to Christ. Have we neighbors without Christ? Let us labor in every way for their soul’s salvation. The night comes when none can work. Happy are they who live under the abiding conviction that to be in Christ is peace, safety, and happiness; and that to be without Christ is to be on the brink of destruction.

~ J.C. Ryle

 

We all to easy look at folks that are unsaved and might be tempted to think “They’ll get what they deserve” or “Not my problem, they just ain’t worth it” but I beg you my friends, if this be your thoughts,  or your attitude, think again. Take pity on such men, contemplate what is at stake, and do so until it motivates you into action.