If you have read my blog for a while you know that I am a great lover of quotes, as is my oldest daughter. I also enjoy books of old and love gleaning from them. So today I am sharing a few of my favorite inspirational quotes from Charles Spurgeon--better known as the Prince of Preachers to bless you.
Here they are:
"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."
"No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth."
"You know more about your magazines and novels than what God has written; many of you will read a novel from the beginning to the end, and what have you got? A mouthful of foam when you are done. But you cannot read the Bible; that solid, lasting, substantial, and satisfying food goes uneaten, locked up in the cupboard of neglect; while anything that a man writes, a best seller of the day, is greedily devoured."
"Of two evils, choose neither."
"The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction."
"The motto of all true servants of God must be, 'We preach Christ; and him crucified.' A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then go home, and never preach again until you have something worth preaching."
" Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us."
" The wishing gate opens into nothing."
'Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."
" No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers."
"We are all at times unconscious prophets."
"You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God's fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts."
A good quote to reflect on can bring conviction, much food for thought, and and a thirst for holiness and God. They can also challenge you and help you to look at the Scriptures in a deeper way.
What is your favorite quote?