It is easy to be passionate, easy to be thrilled by spiritual influences, but it takes a heart in love with Jesus Christ to put the feet in His footprints, and to square the life to a steady ‘going up to Jerusalem’ with Him.
My own introspection, or exploration of myself, will lead me astray, but when I realize not only that God knows me, but that He is the only One who does, I see the vital importance of intercessory introspection. Every man is too big for himself. Thank God for everyone who realizes it and, like the Psalmist, hands himself over to be searched out by God.
The only Being who understands me is the Being who made me.
The test of the life of a saint is not success but faithfulness.
’The Truth’ is our Lord Himself; ‘the whole truth’ is the inspired Scripture interpreting the Truth to us; and ‘nothing but the truth’ is the Holy Spirit, ‘the Spirit of truth,’ efficaciously regenerating and sanctifying us, and guiding us into ‘all the truth.’
There is no subject more intimately interesting to modern people than man’s relationship to man; but men get impatient when they are told that the first requirement is that they should love God first and foremost…In every crisis in our lives, is God first in our love? In every perplexity of conflicting duties, is He first in our leading?