Jonathan Edwards…. Yet Speaking

Though christian fortitude appears in withstanding and counteracting enemies without us; yet it much more appears in resisting and suppressing the enemies that are within us; because they are our worst and strongest enemies, and have greatest advantage against us. The strength of the good soldier of Jesus Christ appears in nothing more, than in…

Charles Spurgeon… Yet Speaking

A deep sense and clear sight of sin, its heinousness, and the punishment which it deserves, should make us lie low before the throne. We have sinned as Christians. Alas! that it should be so. Favoured as we have been, we have yet been ungrateful: privileged beyond most, we have not brought forth fruit in…

Thomas Manton…. Yet Speaking

There is no end of books, and yet we seem to need more every day. There was such a darkness brought in by the fall, as will not thoroughly be dispelled till we come to heaven; where the sun shineth without either cloud or night. For the present, all should contribute their help according to…

William Bates…. Yet Speaking

And what is man? A little breathing dust. God is infinitely above us, and so strangely condescends, in having a tender care of us, that the psalmist was swallowed up in ecstasy and amazement at the thought of it: “What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?”…

William Still… Yet Speaking

People who are too easily intimidated by the wickedness of any one generation and who panic over things which go wrong, are living so near their own day that they have lost the message of the ages which is full of such seeming disasters. It is they who run with their poultices and eyewash to…

Jonathan Edwards… Yet Speaking

[I]f persons have the will of God concerning their actions, suggested to them by some text of Scripture suddenly brought to their minds—which text, as the words lay in the Bible before they came to their minds, related to the action and behaviour of some other person—it alters not the case. The suggestion being accompanied…

Anne Steele… Yet Speaking

The Excellency of the Holy Scriptures I. Father of mercies, in thy word What endless glory shines; For ever be thy name ador’d For these celestial lines. II. Here, mines of heav’nly wealth disclose Their bright, unbounded store : The glitt’ring gem no longer glows, And India boasts no more. III. Here, may the wretched…

Augustine… Yet Speaking

[L]et me ask of my reader, wherever, alike with myself, he is certain, there to go on with me; wherever, alike with myself, he hesitates, there to join with me in inquiring; wherever he recognizes himself to be in error, there to return to me; wherever he recognizes me to be so, there to call…