Short Quotes for Deep Thinking

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some of my notebook scribbles that I jot down via Evernote. Although the following nuggets of wisdom also derive from one of my Evernote files, they more importantly come from great minds and zealous hearts throughout church history. These are quite simply a handful of some my favorite smaller quotations that I’ve read at one time or another.

  • A Christian without meditation is like a soldier without weapons or a workman without tools. – Thomas Watson
  • Uzzah presumed his hands were cleaner than the dirt. God said no. – R. C. Sproul
  • The blessedness we attribute to the wicked is a dream, as is this present life.  – John Calvin
  • All get what they want; they do not always like it. – Aslan (C. S. Lewis)
  • If a man in broad daylight freely chooses to shut his eyes, it is not the sun’s fault when he fails to see. – Gregory of Nyssa 
  • In yourself you rouse us, giving us delight in glorifying you, because you made us with yourself as our goal, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. – Augustine
  • Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • He showed us in the Cross what we ought to endure, He showed in the Resurrection what we have to hope. – Augustine
  • The heaven I desire is a heaven spent with God, eternity spent in the presence of divine love, and in holy communion with Christ. – Jonathan Edwards
  • There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us. – Richard Sibbes
  • If man could make one rose like this, people would say he was wonderful; yet God scatters hundreds around us. – Martin Luther 
  • Without meditation the word preached may increase notion, not affection. – Thomas Watson
  • The Lord has established his sovereignty from a tree. Who is it who fights with wood?  Christ. From his cross he has conquered kings. – Augustine
  • There is no more terrible disaster with which the wrath of God can afflict men than a famine of the hearing of His Word. – Martin Luther
  • Need is a creature-word and cannot be spoken of the Creator. – A. W. Tozer
  • What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. – A.W. Tozer

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