Wisdom of the Ages – Joseph Lightfoot

Wisdom of the Ages

Joseph Lightfoot

“Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.”
– Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Wisdom of the Ages – Alexander MacLaren

Wisdom of the Ages

“That is a solemn fact worth making very clear to ourselves, that the profoundest spiritual decline may be going on in us, and we be all unconscious of it. Samson wist not that his strength was departed from him,’ and in utter ignorance he tried to perform his old feats, only to find his weakness. So the life of our spirits may have ebbed away, and we know not how much blood we have lost until we try to raise ourselves and sink back fainting. Like some rare essence in a partially closed vessel, put away in some drawer, we go to take it out and find nothing but a faint odour, a rotten cork, and an empty phial. The sure way to lose the precious elixir of a Christian life is to shut it up in our hearts. No life is maintained without food, air, and exercise. We must live on the bread of God which came down from heaven, and breathe the breath of His life-giving Spirit, and use all our power for Him, or else, for all our name to live, and our shrunken, feeble imitations of the motions of life, the eyes which are as a flame of fire will see the sad reality, and the lips into which grace is poured will have to speak over us the one grim word – dead.”
– Alexander MacLaren

Wisdom of the Ages – Anthony of Padua

Wisdom of the Ages

“Actions speak louder than words.
Let your words teach and your actions speak.”
Anthony of Padua

“So speak ye, and so do,
as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.”
James 2:12

Wisdom of the Ages – AW Tozer

Wisdom of the Ages

AW Tozer

“The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.”
– A. W. Tozer

Wisdom of the Ages – J.C. Ryle

Wisdom of the Ages

JC Ryle

“Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions.”
JC Ryle

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
Proverbs 23:7