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Christian Wisdom for October 7 2008

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Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve and mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve. –Unknown

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Christian Wisdom for October 6 2008

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God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “”I love you.”” –Billy Graham

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Christian Wisdom for October 5 2008

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You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. –Matthew 5:13 […]

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Christian Wisdom for October 4 2008

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We need the spirit of Christ, without whom all our works are only worthy of condemnation. –Martin Luther

Christian Wisdom for October 3 2008

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Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ. –Blaise Pascal

Christian Wisdom for October 2 2008

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He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. –John 7:18 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for October 1 2008

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If God is your love and your purpose, the chief aim of your heart, it is all you need in this life…Such a blind shot with the sharp dart of longing will never miss its mark, which is God. –The […]

Christian Wisdom for September 30 2008

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God examines both rich and poor, not according to their lands and houses, but according to the riches of their hearts. –Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for September 29 2008

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Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. –St. Peter Julian Eymard

Christian Wisdom for September 28 2008

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Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea. –Mark 9:42

Christian Wisdom for September 27 2008

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All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. –Blessed Julian of Norwich

Christian Wisdom for September 26 2008

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If we’re not growing, we must feel guilty, because we are not fulfilling Christ’s command. –Evan Burrows, referring to the Salvation Army

Christian Wisdom for September 25 2008

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The Christian message is juxtaposed between crowns and crosses. –T.D. Jakes

Christian Wisdom for September 24 2008

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The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came…Anticipate your battles; fight them […]

Christian Wisdom for September 23 2008

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Find satisfaction in Him who made you, and only then find satisfaction in yourself as a part of His creation. –Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for September 22 2008

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Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering…The love of God did not protect His own Son…He will not necessarily protect us–not from anything it takes to make […]

Christian Wisdom for September 21 2008

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Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. –Matthew 6:34 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for September 20 2008

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If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing: it is an infinitely foolish thing. –Phillips Brooks

Christian Wisdom for September 19 2008

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When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. –John Ruskin

Christian Wisdom for September 18 2008

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Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be. –Max Lucado

Christian Wisdom for September 17 2008

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The gospel is open to all; the most respectable sinner has no more claim on it than the worst. –D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Christian Wisdom for September 16 2008

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Heaven will be the perfection we’ve always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven. –Billy Graham

Christian Wisdom for September 15 2008

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Faith seeks understanding. I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. –St. Anselm of Canterbury

Christian Wisdom for September 14 2008

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My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me; if any man’s will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. –John 7:16-19

Christian Wisdom for September 13 2008

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Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. –William Hazlitt

Christian Wisdom for September 12 2008

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The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for September 11 2008

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Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. –Luke 6:27

Christian Wisdom for September 10 2008

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The devil sees nothing more abominable than a truly humble Christian, for that Christian is just the opposite of the devil’s own image. –Hans Nielsen Hauge

Christian Wisdom for September 9 2008

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Forever at the door I gave my heart and soul. My fortune, too. I’ve no flock anymore, no other work in view. My occupation: love. It’s all I do. –St. John of the Cross

Christian Wisdom for September 8 2008

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If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all. –C.H. Spurgeon

Christian Wisdom for September 7 2008

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Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. –Luke 23:43 (Revised Standard Version

Christian Wisdom for September 6 2008

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God’s love for us is not the reason for which we should love him. God’s love for us is the reason for us to love ourselves. –Simone Weil

Christian Wisdom for September 5 2008

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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. –Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

Christian Wisdom for September 4 2008

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No man ever loved like Jesus. He taught the blind to see and the dumb to speak. He died on the cross to save us. He bore our sins. And now God says, “”Because He did, I can forgive you.”” […]

Christian Wisdom for September 3 2008

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Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love […]

Christian Wisdom for September 2 2008

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Complete happiness is knowing God. –John Calvin

Christian Wisdom for September 1 2008

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Make sure the thing you’re living for is worth dying for. –Charles Mayes

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 31 2008

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Your faith has saved you; go in peace. –Luke 7:50 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 30 2008

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What is most characteristically human about us is the tension between the desire to be “”free””–self-identifying and self-choosing–and to be “”related”” to love and be loved. –Paul Tillich

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 29 2008

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Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 28 2008

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Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its trust, not in the living God but in dying men. The unbeliever denies the self sufficiency of God and usurps attributes that are not his. –A.W. Tozer

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 27 2008

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A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness, and not with a delight in any other attribute; for no other attribute is truly lovely without this. –Jonathan Edwards

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 26 2008

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Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another’s life, another’s death, I stake my whole eternity. –Horatius Bonar

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 25 2008

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When you see God’s hands in everything, it is easy to leave everything in God’s hands. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 24 2008

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Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 23 2008

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I am justified and acceptable to God even though there are in me sin, unrighteousness, and fear of death. –Martin Luther

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 22 2008

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If I want only pure water, what does it matter to me whether it be brought in a vase of gold or glass? What is it to me whether the will of God be presented to me in tribulation or […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 21 2008

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Our Christian experience must agree with the Bible. We will be taught by the Bible and fed by the Bible. But we do not believe in Christ because He is in the Bible: we believe in the Bible because Christ […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 20 2008

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Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all. –D.L. Moody

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 19 2008

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If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it’s not the gospel you believe, but yourself. –Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 18 2008

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Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt of every situation you believe to be the will of God. –Jim Elliot

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 17 2008

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Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation. –Mark 8:13 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 16 2008

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There is nothing that is more dangerous to you own salvation, more unworthy of God and more harmful to your own happiness that that you should be content to remain as you are. –F. Fenelon

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 15 2008

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We must remember that God loved us first, and that our religion is truly a love affair between God and us, us and God; it is not merely a system of morals and dogmas. –Catherine Doherty

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 14 2008

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Measure not God’s love and favor by your own feelings. The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but in some clouds which hinder the manifestation […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 13 2008

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Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. –Hebrews 4:14 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 12 2008

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Hearts on earth say in the course of a joyful experience, ‘I don’t want this to ever end.’ The hearts of those in heaven say, ‘I want this to go on forever.’ And it will. There is no better news […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 11 2008

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Faith is not the holding of correct doctrines, but personal fellowship with the Living God. –William Temple

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 10 2008

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with […]

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 9 2008

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Our problems are opportunities to discover God’s solutions. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 7 2008

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Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise– then you will discover the fullness of your life. –Brother David Steindl-Rast

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 6 2008

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Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more. –Otto Von Bismarck

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 5 2008

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True friends don’t spend time gazing into each other’s eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction–toward common projects, goals- above all, towards a common Lord. –C.S. Lewis

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 4 2008

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Go anywhere to preach the gospel. –Gordon Olson

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 3 2008

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. –Matthew 5:6 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 2 2008

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If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral. –Samuel P. Ginder

Christian Wisdom for Auguat 1 2008

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Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love–all from God to us! What a list of blessings! –E. Stenbock

Christian Wisdom for July 31 2008

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Get in touch with who you are. Lead with your own unique style. Be yourself and let God use you. –Rick Warren

Christian Wisdom for July 30 2008

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God doesn’t just give us grace. He gives us Jesus, the Lord of grace. –Joni Eareckson Tada

Christian Wisdom for July 29 2008

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The gospel alone is sufficient to rule the lives of Christians everywhere…any additional rules made to govern men’s conduct added nothing to the perfection already found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. –John Wycliffe

Christian Wisdom for July 28 2008

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Pain is never permanent. –St. Teresa of Avila

Christian Wisdom for July 27 2008

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Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? –Mark 4:40 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for July 26 2008

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Worship is the intentional attitudes and actions of focusing on God…It grows out of the foundational motive of deep and wonder-based gratitude to God for His salvaging and sustaining us. –Byron Spradlin

Christian Wisdom for July 25 2008

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Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us. –John Stott

Christian Wisdom for July 24 2008

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The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking […]

Christian Wisdom for July 23 2008

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And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd. –John 10:16

Christian Wisdom for July 22 2008

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Nothing ousts the sense of God’s presence so thoroughly as the soul’s dialogues with itself-when there are grumblings, grievances, etc. –Friedrich von Hugel

Christian Wisdom for July 21 2008

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We are not built for ourselves, but for God. –Oswald Chambers

Christian Wisdom for July 20 2008

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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 5:3 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for July 19 2008

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Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus. –Elton Trueblood

Christian Wisdom for July 18 2008

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If you are looking for painless ways to grow toward each other and toward maturity, call off the search. –J. Grant Howard

Christian Wisdom for July 17 2008

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Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace. –C.H. Spurgeon

Christian Wisdom for July 16 2008

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There’s no human power that can replace the power of Spirit. –Lewi Pethrus

Christian Wisdom for July 15 2008

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Tomorrow’s history has already been written. At the name of Jesus every knee must bow. –E. Kauffman

Christian Wisdom for July 14 2008

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God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry. –St. John Vianney

Christian Wisdom for July 13 2008

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Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God. –John 3:3 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for July 12 2008

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God may thunder His commands from Mount Sinai and men may fear, yet remain at heart exactly as they were before. But let a man once see his God down in the arena as a Man–suffering, tempted, sweating, and agonized, […]

Christian Wisdom for July 11 2008

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Experience has taught me that the Shepherd is far more willing to show his sheep the path than the sheep are to follow. He is endlessly merciful, patient, tender, and loving. –Elisabeth Elliot

Christian Wisdom for July 10 2008

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Is it not true that when we have God we have everything? –St. Peter Julian Eymard

Christian Wisdom for July 9 2008

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Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent. –Leonard Ravenhill

Christian Wisdom for July 8 2008

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Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith. –Thomas Merton

Christian Wisdom for July 7 2008

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It is impossible for a person not to be puffed up by his good works unless he has first been deflated and destroyed by suffering and evil to the point that he knows that he is worthless and that his […]

Christian Wisdom for July 6 2008

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Come near to God and He will come near to you. –James 4:8

Christian Wisdom for July 5 2008

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Those who try to hang on when God is trying to move on will always be miserable. –Joyce Meyer

Christian Wisdom for July 3 2008

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Our experience of God’s unconditional love must be shaped by the Scriptures. God’s written Word must take hold of us…The Word we study has to be the Word we pray. –Brennan Manning, “”The Ragamuffin Gospel””

Christian Wisdom for July 2 2008

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The spontaneous jollity of the carefree extrovert comes to be equated with healthy Christian living, and jolly extroverts in our churches are encouraged to become complacent in carnality. –J.I. Packer

Christian Wisdom for July 1 2008

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He departed from our sight, so that we should turn to our hearts and find him there. –St. Augustine

Christian Wisdom for June 30 2008

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To see God is the promised goal of all our actions and the promised height of all our joys. –Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for June 29 2008

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Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. –Luke 14:27 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for June 28 2008

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We can never hear the warning often enough. The tongue (or typing finger) may be small, but oh so deadly when not under the sanctifying grace of God. –Lin Pearson

Christian Wisdom for June 27 2008

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Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for June 26 2008

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The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost thinking about it. –Blaise Pascal

Christian Wisdom for June 25 2008

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Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness. –St. John Chrysostom

Christian Wisdom for June 24 2008

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A general rule for the good use of time is to accustom oneself to live in a continual dependence on the Spirit of God. –Francois Fenelon

Christian Wisdom for June 23 2008

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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. –Marian Wright Edelman

Christian Wisdom for June 22 2008

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The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. –Luke 10:2

Christian Wisdom for June 21 2008

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If we make a quietness within ourselves, if we silence all desire and opinions and if with love, without formulating any words, we bind our whole soul to think “”Thy will be done,”” the thing which after that we feel […]

Christian Wisdom for June 20 2008

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Christ is a jewel of more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him. Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all. –Thomas Brooks

Christian Wisdom for June 19 2008

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Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success. –Bernard Edinger

Christian Wisdom for June 18 2008

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You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Savior. –Joni Eareckson Tada

Christian Wisdom for June 17 2008

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The future is as bright as the promises of God. –Adoniran Judson

Christian Wisdom for June 16 2008

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God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him. He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it […]

Christian Wisdom for June 15 2008

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For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. –Hebrews 6:10 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for June 14 2008

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Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for June 13 2008

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A man-pleaser cannot be true to God, because he is a servant to the enemies of his service; the wind of a man’s mouth will drive him about as the chaff, from any duty, and to any sin. –Richard Baxter

Christian Wisdom for June 12 2008

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Forgiveness creates an obligation for which there are no exceptions allowed. –Giovanni Papini, “”The Life of Christ””

Christian Wisdom for June 11 2008

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The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. –J.I. Packer

Christian Wisdom for June 10 2008

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The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus. –George MacDonald

Christian Wisdom for June 9 2008

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The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. –Leslie Weatherhead

Christian Wisdom for June 8 2008

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The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. –Matthew 13:44

Christian Wisdom for June 7 2008

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Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself. –Miguel […]

Christian Wisdom for June 6 2008

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Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well. –Alexander […]

Christian Wisdom for June 5 2008

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As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end! –David Brainerd

Christian Wisdom for June 4 2008

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The men that will change the colleges and seminaries here represented are the men that will spend the most time alone with God…It takes time for the fires to burn. It takes time for God to draw near and for […]

Christian Wisdom for June 3 2008

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Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. –Jonathan Edwards

Christian Wisdom for June 2 2008

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Do what good you can, and do it solely for God’s glory, as free from it yourself as though you did not exist. Ask nothing whatever in return. Done in this way, your works are spiritual and godly. –Meister Eckhart

Christian Wisdom for June 1 2008

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And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. –Matthew 10:42 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for May 31 2008

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Unless humility precede, accompany, and follow all the good we accomplish, unless we keep our eyes fixed on it, pride will snatch everything right out of our hands. –Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for May 30 2008

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The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress. –Billy Graham

Christian Wisdom for May 29 2008

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Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. –Charles Wesley

Christian Wisdom for May 28 2008

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Progress in the Christian life is exactly equal to the growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in personal experience. –A.W. Tozer

Christian Wisdom for May 27 2008

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We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence […]

Christian Wisdom for May 26 2008

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Our father’s God, to thee. Author of liberty. To thee we sing. Long may our land be bright. With freedom’s holy light. Protect us by thy might. Great God our King. –The Rev. Samuel Francis Smith

Christian Wisdom for May 25 2008

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Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother. –Mark 3:35 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for May 24 2008

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Cast yourself in the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength. –St. Philip Neri

Christian Wisdom for May 23 2008

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When you are arguing against Him, you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all. –C.S. Lewis

Christian Wisdom for May 22 2008

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Joy can only be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. –Leonard Tolstoy

Christian Wisdom for May 21 2008

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He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief. –Thomas Fuller

Christian Wisdom for May 20 2008

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We cannot but admit that not even the least thing takes place unless it is ordered by God. For who have ever been so concerned and curious as to find out how much hair he has on his head? There […]

Christian Wisdom for May 19 2008

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Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. –John Ciardi

Christian Wisdom for May 18 2008

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The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened. –Matthew 13:33 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for May 17 2008

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God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them. –Saint Augustine of Hippo

Christian Wisdom for May 16 2008

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Remember, sinner, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you — it is Christ. –C.H. Spurgeon

Christian Wisdom for May 15 2008

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It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly. –Richard Whately

Christian Wisdom for May 14 2008

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Simplicity towards God consists in seeking him only in all our actions. –St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Christian Wisdom for May 13 2008

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When we fail to wait prayerfully for God’s guidance and strength, we are saying with our actions if not our lips, that we do not need him. –Charles Hummel

Christian Wisdom for May 12 2008

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We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself…That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed. –C.S. Lewis, “”Mere Christianity””

Christian Wisdom for May 11 2008

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All my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. –Ezekiel 3:10b (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for May 10 2008

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God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them. –Max Lucado

Christian Wisdom for May 9 2008

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Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul. –Lloyd John Ogilvie

Christian Wisdom for May 8 2008

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I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done. –Hudson Taylor

Christian Wisdom for May 7 2008

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My only hope is that I shall be clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. –M. Lloyd-Jones

Christian Wisdom for May 6 2008

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It is such a folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus. –St. Therese of Lisieux

Christian Wisdom for May 5 2008

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The care of another–even material, bodily care–is spiritual in essence. Bread for myself is a material question; bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. –Jacques Maritain

Christian Wisdom for May 4 2008

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Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men. –Mark 1:17

Christian Wisdom for May 3 2008

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A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant. –Stephen Charnock

Christian Wisdom for May 2 2008

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Beauty is the gift of God. –Aristotle

Christian Wisdom for May 1 2008

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After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. –Evelyn Underhill

Christian Wisdom for April 30 2008

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There is something inexpressively pleasing to a justified mind to know that God has all the honor in our salvation…to know that God’s honor is not violated, but on the contrary, shines more illustrious; to know that God’s law is […]

Christian Wisdom for April 29 2008

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Since I began to love, love has never forsaken me. It has ever grown to its own fullness within my innermost heart. –St. Catherine of Genoa

Christian Wisdom for April 28 2008

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Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past, while grace deals with the present and future. –Joyce Meyer

Christian Wisdom for April 27 2008

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Everything is permissible’–but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is constructive. –1 Corinthians 10:23

Christian Wisdom for April 26 2008

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He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpentry shop until he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for April 25 2008

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The gospel is a doctrine that teaches a far higher matter than the wisdom, righteousness, and religion of the world; it teaches free forgiveness of sins through Christ. –Martin Luther

Christian Wisdom for April 24 2008

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As we wait, we can fix our eyes on Jesus as a companion who empathizes with our suffering and a Savior who is working behind the scenes. Difficult circumstances seem to increase our ability to experience intimacy with Christ. –Ruthann […]

Christian Wisdom for April 23 2008

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The great secret of a life of faith is… to hang upon Jesus daily; to go to Him in every trial; to cast upon Him every burden; to take the infirmity, the corruption, the cross, as it rises, simply and […]

Christian Wisdom for April 22 2008

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We become truly personal by loving God and by loving other humans…In its deepest sense, love is the life, the energy, of the Creator in us. –Kallistos Ware

Christian Wisdom for April 21 2008

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If you are to receive your due, you must be punished. What then is done? God has not rendered you due punishment, but bestows upon you unmerited grace. If you wish to be an alien from grace, boast your merits. […]

Christian Wisdom for April 20 2008

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And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. –Mark 11:25

Christian Wisdom for April 19 2008

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Nobody seriously believes the universe was made by God without being persuaded that He takes care of His works. –John Calvin

Christian Wisdom for April 18 2008

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Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins. –Thomas Brooks

Christian Wisdom for April 17 2008

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Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. If you may have everything by asking in His Name, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is. –Charles Spurgeon

Christian Wisdom for April 16 2008

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God, having placed good and evil in our power, has given us full freedom of choice; He does not keep back the unwilling, but embraces the willing. –John Chrysoston

Christian Wisdom for April 15 2008

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Let him who cannot be alone, beware of community… Let him who is not in community, beware of being alone. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Wisdom for April 14 2008

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We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. –Oswald Chambers

Christian Wisdom for April 13 2008

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Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your […]

Christian Wisdom for April 12 2008

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our […]

Christian Wisdom for April 11 2008

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The beautiful thing about this adventure called faith is that we can count on Him never to lead us astray. –Charles Swindoll

Christian Wisdom for April 10 2008

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God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. […]

Christian Wisdom for April 9 2008

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God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for April 8 2008

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If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth); if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love. –Amy Carmichael

Christian Wisdom for April 7 2008

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No founder of any religion has dared to claim for himself one fraction of the assertions made by the Lord Jesus Christ about himself. –Henry J. Heydt

Christian Wisdom for April 6 2008

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Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. –Matthew 6:31-34 (Revised […]

Christian Wisdom for April 5 2008

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Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those that I do understand. –Mark Twain

Christian Wisdom for April 4 2008

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I’ve always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity. –Fidel Castro

Christian Wisdom for April 3 2008

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Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails. –Watchman Nee

Christian Wisdom for April 2 2008

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Works? Works? A man gets to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand! –George Whitefield

Christian Wisdom for April 1 2008

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One filled with joy preaches without preaching. –Mother Teresa

Christian Wisdom for March 31 2008

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Prayer that runs its course till the last day of life needs a strong and tranquil soul. –Clement of Alexandria

Christian Wisdom for March 30 2008

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. –John 14:27

Daily Christian Inspiration for Saturday, March 29, 2008

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OUR wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. –John Calvin

Daily Christian Inspiration for Friday, March 28, 2008

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The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings…Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time. –William P. White

Daily Christian Inspiration for Thursday, March 27, 2008

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The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies be the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches. –Charles Hodge

Christian Wisdom for March 26 2008

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Jesus’ life began in a borrowed stable and ended in a borrowed tomb. –Alfred Plummer

Christian Wisdom for March 25 2008

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Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise. Without delays… –George Herbert, stanza from “”Easter””

Christian Wisdom for March 24 2008

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Today is the day of salvation for the world…Christ is risen from the dead: arise with him. –Gregory Nazianzen

Christian Wisdom for March 23 2008

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. –Galatians 5:1

Christian Wisdom for March 22 2008

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If Socrates died like a philosopher, Jesus Christ died like a God. –Jean Jacques Rousseau

Christian Wisdom for March 21 2008

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Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. –Luke 23:34 (Revised Standard Version)

Christian Wisdom for March 20 2008

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God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies. –Hudson Taylor

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