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Words of Wisdom - Past and Present

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The sincere convert is not one man at church and another at home. He is not a saint on his knees and a cheat in his shop. [ASGTH]

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The (converted) man … makes conscience even of little sins and little duties. [ASGTH]

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Though God cannot, and will not, dissolve the relationship which the Spirit of adoption has made between the Father and the sons, for any sin that such do commit: yet he can, and often does, take away from them the comfort of their adoption, not suffering children, while sinning, to have the sweet and comfortable sense thereof on their hearts. [TFOG]

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The hypocrite looks for applause abroad, and forgets that he is condemned at home; and both these he does because he lacks the fear of God. [TFOG]

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Gluttony is a sin little taken notice of, and as little repented of by those that use it; but yet it is odious in the sight of God, and the practice of it a demonstration of the lack of His fear in his heart. (Jude 12)  [TFOG]

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Where there is a high mind, there is not the fear of God, and where there is the fear of God, the mind is not high, but lowly.  [TFOG]

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It is not the knowledge of the will of God, but our sincerely complying therewith, that proves we fear the Lord.  [TFOG]

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All the beautiful objects in the world are not so lovely in the eye of God as a heart that trembles at the Word.  [GF]

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Lack of reverence for the word is the ground of all the disorders that are in the heart, life, conversation, and in Christian communion.  [TFOG]

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All transgression beginneth at wandering from the word of God.  [TFOG]

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There is no duty performed by us, that can by any means be accepted of God, if it be not seasoned with godly fear.  [TFOG]

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True love will extend to mankind universally, because they all are our flesh, and created in the image of God, but in respect of degrees, it will begin with those who are of the household of faith.  [JCC – Col 1]

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Thorough, impartial, frequent self-examination is not the characteristic of any who are at heart unsound. In fact the reluctance of some to this duty is sad evidence against them. It costs them too much.  [JJTP]

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To doubt the genuiness of our faith because we have not full assurance is not wise. He to whom Christ is precious, to whom the word of God is sweeter than honey, to whom sin is odious, to whom secret devotion is a delight, who makes it the business of his life to honour his Master, and who regards the world as a broken idol, has the witness that he is passed from death unto life.  [ROOS]

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The more we fix our hopes on the recompense of reward in the other world, the more free and liberal shall we be of our earthly treasure upon all occasions of doing good.  [MHBC – Col 1]

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Thanksgiving ought to be a part of every prayer; and whatever is the matter of our rejoicing ought to be the matter of our thanksgiving.  [MHBC – Col 1]

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We often find more comfort in the falls and failures of great saints who repented and were forgiven and restored, than in their deeds of heroism.

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If God does not hold the hearts of the wicked in his hands, and entirely control them, how can the pious pray for deliverance from wicked men with any hope that they will be heard and answered?  [JJTP]

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All the other attributes of God would not avail us if he had not omnipotence, whereby to enforce and execute his will.  [JJTP]

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God governs by a plan, which is never altered simply because it is his plan, and therefore can never be improved.  [JJTP]

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