Living is death dying is life On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens on this side, orphans on that, children on this side captives on that freemen on this side, disguised, unknown on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God.
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
If any man is rich and powerful he comes under the law of God by which the higher branches must take the burnings of the sun, and shade those that are lower by which the tall trees must protect the weak plants beneath them.
There are many trials in life which do not seem to come from unwisdom or folly they are silver arrows shot from the bow of God, and fixed inextricably in the quivering heart they are meant to be borne they were not meant, like snow or water, to melt as soon as they strike but the moment an ill can be patiently borne it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distress ourselves before they come, as to how we shall avert them if they ever do come, we lose our proper trustfulness in God. When we torment ourselves with imaginary dangers, or trials, or reverses, we have already parted with that perfect love which casteth out fear.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man's obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard.
Do the best you can where you are, and when that is accomplished, God will open a door for you, and a voice will call Come up hither into a higher sphere
Sink the Bible to the bottom of the ocean, and still man's obligations to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone ....
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
The dog is the god of frolic.
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going in that way too.
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
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