James Nayler

Quote for Today

“There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thoughts to any other. If it be betrayed, it bears it, for its ground and spring is the mercies and forgiveness of God. Its crown is meekness, its life is everlasting love unfeigned; it takes its kingdom with entreaty and not with contention, and keeps it by lowliness of mind. In God alone it can rejoice, though none else regard it, or can own its life. It is conceived in sorrow, and brought forth without any to pity it, nor doth it murmur at grief and oppression. It never rejoiceth but through sufferings; for with the world’s joy it is murdered. I found it alone, being forsaken. I have fellowship therein with them who lived in dens and desolate places in the earth, who through death obtained this resurrection and eternal holy life”
– J. Nayler

Thomas a Kempis – Love

Quote for Today

“Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless”
– Thomas a Kempis

J.C. Ryle – Love & Humility

Quote for Today

“Humility and love are precisely the graces which the men of the world can understand, if they do not comprehend doctrines. They are the graces about which there is no mystery, and they are within reach of all classes. The poorest Christian can every day find occasion for practicing love and humility”
– J.C. Ryle

Love is God’s
Signature in a life
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Scripture for Today

Scripture for Today

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love”
John 15:8-10 (ESV)

“To love abundantly is to live abundantly,
and to love forever is to live forever”
Henry Drummond

Jonathan Edwards

Quote for Today

“The foundation of the Christian’s peace is everlasting; it is what no time, no change can destroy. It will remain when the body dies; it will remain when the mountains depart and the hills shall be removed, and when the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll. The fountain of His comfort shall never be diminished, and the stream shall never be dried. His comfort and joy is a living spring in the soul, a well of water springing up to everlasting life”
– Jonathan Edwards

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Quote for Today

“Ye are the salt of the earth”
Matthew 5:13

“You are the salt” not “You should be the salt”! The disciples are given no choice whether they want to be salt or not. No appeal is made to them to become the salt of the earth. Rather they just are salt whether they want to be or not, by the power of the call which has reached them. You are the salt․not “you have the salt.” It would diminish the meaning to equate the disciples’ message with salt, as the reformers did. What is meant is their whole existence, to the extent that it is newly grounded in Christ’s call to discipleship, that existence of which the Beatitudes speak. All those who follow Jesus’ call to discipleship are made by that call to be the salt of the earth in their whole existence”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Quote for Today

Andrew Jukes

“So long indeed as the life of God, though quickened, is unseen in man, it offends none, for, like an unborn child, it is yet unmanifested. Even when it is first brought forth, and is still a babe, though it may cause trouble to some (Matt. 2:3), yet, like Christ, it grows here for a season, not in wisdom and stature only, but “in favour also with God and man” (Luke 2:52). As yet there is nothing in such a life to judge others. Not so after heaven opens; for then, because the Spirit of the Father rests upon His sons, and His grace and truth, not only are in, but also daily beaming forth from them, because this light exposes all pretenses, and this love condemns all self-love, those in whom it is seen will be counted, as their Master, “breakers of the law” (John 5:10), or “mad” (John 10:20), or “deceivers” (Matt. 27:63; John 7:12), by those, who, with much zeal for God, are yet in self-hood.

For truth is welcome only to the true: love is welcome only to the loving. Thus the “poor of the flock” (Zech. 11:11), who feel their need, are ever readier to welcome and receive God’s life, when it appears among them, than the Pharisees and Scribes, who are satisfied with their own supposed attainments. And yet this life, though despised of men, as unknown, yet well known, as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, as poor, yet making many rich, because it is God’s own life in flesh and blood, as in Christ the Head, so in His members, must conquer all; not by force, but by the cross, that is by patient suffering, even unto death; “by pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering…”
– Andrew Jukes