Wisdom of the Ages – Nayler

Wisdom of the Ages

“There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thoughts to any other. If it be betrayed, it bears it, for its ground and spring is the mercies and forgiveness of God. Its crown is meekness, its life is everlasting love unfeigned; it takes its kingdom with entreaty and not with contention, and keeps it by lowliness of mind. In God alone it can rejoice, though none else regard it, or can own its life. It is conceived in sorrow, and brought forth without any to pity it, nor doth it murmur at grief and oppression. It never rejoiceth but through sufferings; for with the world’s joy it is murdered. I found it alone, being forsaken. I have fellowship therein with them who lived in dens and desolate places in the earth, who through death obtained this resurrection and eternal holy life”
– J Nayler

Wisdom of the Ages – Charles Finney

Wisdom of the Ages

Charles Finney

“If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out.”
– Charles Finney

Wisdom of the Ages – Helen Keller

Wisdom of the Ages

Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it”
Helen Keller

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world”
1 John 5:4

 

Wisdom of the Ages – Stephen Charnock

Wisdom of the Ages

Stephen Charnock

“In regard of God, patience is a submission to His sovereignty. To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience. But to humbly submit because it is the will of God to inflict the trial, to be silent because the sovereignty of God orders it – is true godly patience”
Stephen Charnock

“In your patience possess ye your souls”
Luke 21:19

Wisdom of the Ages – F.W. Robertson

Wisdom of the Ages

FW Robertson

“The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it”
– F.W. Robertson

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good”
– Romans 12:21