GQ

If you’re ever borrowing one of my books and you see “GQ” scribbled in the margins, you’ve come across what I consider to be a “great quote.” I love great quotes, because they prod my soul to live longer, find true love, and just downright be a better man. A good quote, should kick you right between the eyes. Then, when you’ve fallen down crying in pain, it kicks you again. And all for your own good!!

Here are a few from the last several weeks:

“God abhors godly speech which is not joined with a godly life.”
~William Perkins*

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always.”
~God (Proverbs 28:13,14a)

“A good conscience is a tender conscience. The conscience of the godless my be so calloused that they scarcely ever act at all; but the healthy Christian conscience (said the Puritans) is constantly in operation, listening for God’s voice in his word, seeking to discern his will in everything, active in self-watch and self-judgment.”
~J.I. Packer**

[In response to the question, “Do we still need the Puritans today?”]
“The answer, in one word, is maturity. Maturity is a compound of wisdom, goodwill, resilience, and creativity. The Puritans exemplified maturity; we don’t. We are spiritual dwarfs. A much-travelled leader, a native American (be it said), has declared that he finds North American Protestantism, man-centered, manipulative, success-oriented, self-indulgent and sentimental, as it blatantly is, to be 3,000 miles wide and half an inch deep.
~J.I. Packer**

*Puritan Genius of the Faith
**Genius of the Faith who just happens to love reading the Puritans 🙂

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One Response to GQ

  1. Leigh Ann says:

    I love a GQ too!

    Here is one of my favorites lately…

    “Our old body of sin, the nature that must seek it’s
    own way, the person who is hopelessly depraved and
    resigned to failure, hangs limp on the cross. Raised
    in it’s place is the Spirit of the Living God poured
    out into a temple of flesh so that God’s presence will
    remain among men. The armor that once could only be
    carried in our hands is now fitted for our frame and
    we rise from the dead – WARRIORS. Oh, that we would
    not cling to the things of our old body of sin. It is
    nothing but a decaying carcass. I have been crucified
    with Christ. I no longer live but Christ lives in me.
    I must rise, turn away from the old things of death,
    take on His armor, and fight the good fight.”
    Beth Moore from “A Heart Like His”

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