Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.
Where reason can only wade, faith swims.
No creature that deserved redemption would need to be redeemed.
-C. S. Lewis
If we know but little of the excellences of Jesus, what he has done for us, and what he is doing now, we cannot love him much; but the more we know him, the more we shall love him.
Those who are born again are as secure as God is faithful.
The enjoyment of God 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. . . . [These] are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the ocean.
As in paradise, God walks in the Holy Scriptures, seeking man.
If you are more distressed over the sin of the people near you than you are of the sin that is inside you, you won't cry out for grace.
Oral or written testimony of human observers, no matter how trustworthy they may be, is still subject to human error and not “inerrant” in the same way as Scripture. Christians must always remember that the written Word of God is more certain than personal memories or impressions. The experiences we have must never be viewed as validating God’s Word. Rather, God’s Word validates our experiences.
-John D. Morris
The great basis of Christian assurance is not how much our hearts are set on God, but how unshakably his heart is set on us.