The River

The River

Oswald Chambers

“A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we have received His fullness, “rivers of living water” will flow out of us, reaching in blessing even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) regardless of how small the visible effects of our lives may appear to be. We have nothing to do with the outflow— “This is the work of God, that you believe…” (John 6:29). God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others.”
– Oswald Chambers

The dandelion sends forth its seeds profusely, freely committing them to the ways of the wind. So also those who sow in tears, sowing often in thankless conditions yet God’s Word declares they… “shall doubtless come” loaded with the harvest of their sowing.

“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Psalm 126:6

Brian Troxel

Wisdom of the Ages – Tertullian

He himself shows how weakness of the flesh is overcome by courage of the Spirit…

Wisdom of the Ages

“The Lord challenges us to suffer persecutions and to confess Him. He wants those who belong to him to be brave and fearless. He himself shows how weakness of the flesh is overcome by courage of the Spirit….A christian is fearless”
– Tertullian

Wisdom of the Ages – Charles Bent

Wisdom of the Ages

If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally true – every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher.
– Charles Bent

Wisdom of the Ages – Thomas Brooks

Wisdom of the Ages

Thomas Brooks

“He is the best preacher, not that tickles the ear,
but that breaks the heart”
Thomas Brooks