"The Samaritan woman grasped what He said with fervor that came from an awareness of her real need. The transaction was fascinating. She has come with a bucket. He sent her back with a spring of living water. She had come as a reject. He sent her back being accepted by God Himself. She came wounded. He sent her back whole. She came laden with questions. He sent her back as a source for answers. She came living a life of quiet desperation. She ran back overflowing with hope. The disciples missed it all. It was lunchtime for them."
- ― Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

(via wisdomfish)

"Someone once told me, ‘There is as much difference between an archangel and God as there is between a worm and God,’ because God is just so different!"
- Paul Washer (via leiberry)
"And yet some people actually imagine that the revelation in God’s Word is not enough to meet our needs. They think that God from time to time carries on an actual conversation with them, chatting with them, satisfying their doubts, testifying to His love for them, promising them support and blessings. As a result, their emotions soar; they are full of bubbling joy that is mixed with self-confidence and a high opinion of themselves. The foundation for these feelings, however, does not lie within the Bible itself, but instead rests on the sudden creations of their imaginations. These people are clearly deluded. God’s Word is for all of us and each of us; He does not need to give particular messages to particular people."
- Jonathan Edwards

(Source: community4christ)

"A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God’s wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him"
- Jonathan Edwards

(Source: community4christ)

"God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean"
- Jonathan Edwards

(Source: community4christ)

"There are two kinds of tears and I think that they who truly seek the Lord shed both of them—the one is a tear of sorrow because of sin, the other is a tear of joy because of pardon."
- Spurgeon (via menofthebook)

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"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God…. We must not…assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor, theologian, and Nazi resister (via tiannadiyanni)

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    my soul: The Lord is my portion.
"A seat in heaven shall one day be yours; but a chain in hell would have been yours if grace had not changed you."
- Spurgeon 

(Source: menofthebook, via jesus-christ-is-king)

"There is more true eloquence in ‘God be merciful to me a sinner,’ than in all the books of devotion which bishops, and archbishops, and divines ever compiled."
- Charles Spurgeon (via craigtowens)

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"When you feel yourself to be utterly unworthy, you have hit the truth."
- Charles Spurgeon 

(Source: menofthebook, via jesus-christ-is-king)