Wisdom of the Ages – Alexander MacLaren

Wisdom of the Ages

alexander-maclaren

“The act of faith, which separates us from all men, unites us for the first time in real brotherhood; and they who, one by one, come to Jesus and meet Him alone, next find that they are come to the city of God “and to an innumerable company.”
– Alexander MacLaren

“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect”
– Hebrews 12:22-23

 

Wisdom of the Ages – Charles Spurgeon

Wisdom of the Ages

Spurgeon

“The word of God is always most precious to the man who most lives upon it.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon

“…when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books,
but especially the parchments”

2 Timothy 4:13

 

Wisdom of the Ages – William Grimshaw

Wisdom of the Ages

William Grimshaw

 A portion of
The Prayer of William Grimshaw
to His Lord and Saviour

“Glory be to thee, O my Triune God! Permit me to repeat and renew my covenant with thee. I desire and resolve to be wholly and forever thine. Blessed God, I most solemnly surrender myself unto thee. Hear, O heaven, and give ear, O earth! I avouch this day the Lord to be my God, Father, Saviour, and portion forever. I am one of his covenant children forever. “Record, O eternal Lord, in thy book of remembrance that henceforth I am thine forever. From this day I solemnly renounce all former lords –world, flesh, and devil- in thy name. No more, directly or indirectly, will I obey them. I renounced them many years ago, and I renounce them forever. This day I give up myself to thee, a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto thee; which I know is my reasonable service”

Wisdom of the Ages – William Secker

Wisdom of the Ages

William Secker

“There is no ascertaining the quality of a tree but by its fruits. When the wheels of a clock move within, the hand on the dial will move without. When the heart of a man is sound in conversion, then the life will be fair in profession. When the conduit is walled in, how shall we judge of the spring but by the waters which run through the pipes?”
William Secker

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”
Matthew 7:20

 

Wisdom of the Ages – John Boys

Wisdom of the Ages

“The touchstone of piety towards God is charity towards our brother”
John Boys

When the Church of Jesus Christ misses the mark of the true expression of Christ ruling within the life of His own, the fire and wonder of Love is extinguished and relationships become shallow and carnal. The victory of the prince of this world is the lethargy of a faith which is in word only.

Love cannot exist without truth. Truth makes the inner man true and the verity and substance of His love flows from there. It is truth which frees the heart to love as God loves: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

Love is the fruit of Truth

Brian Troxel