The Bible is like a wide and beautiful landscape seen afar off, dim and confused; but a good telescope will bring it near, and spread out all its rocks and trees and flowers and v__ulant fields and winding rivers at one's very feet. That telescope is the Spirit's teaching.
P. 317. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Be assured, my dear Anne, that it is only by taking our lesson from God and doing the will of God, that we can either please Him in time, or be happy with Him in eternity.Thomas Chalmers
It has been said that there is nothing more uncommon than common sense.Thomas Chalmers
I feel my disease, and I feel that my want of alarm and lively affecting conviction forms its most obstinate ingredient; I try to stir up the emotion, and feel myself harassed and distressed at the impotency of my own meditations. But why linger without the threshold in the face of a warm and urgent invitation? "Come unto me." Do not think it is your office to heal one part of the disease, and Christ's to heal the remainder.Thomas Chalmers
This character wherewith we sink into the grave at death is the very character wherewith we shall reappear at the resurrection.Thomas Chalmers
I take one decisive and immediate step, and resign my all to the sufficiency of my Saviour.Thomas Chalmers
I want to feel my own nothingness, I want to give myself up in absolute resignation to God, to lie prostrate and passive at His feet, with no other disposition in my heart than that of merging my will into His will, and no other language in my mouth than that of prayer for the perfecting of His strength in my weakness. I desire from the abyss of my own nothingness and vileness to cry unto God that He might cause me to do as I ought, and to be as I ought.Thomas Chalmers
O God, impress upon me the value of time, and give regulation to all my thoughts and to all my movements.Thomas Chalmers
O Heavenly Father, convert my religion from a name to a principle! Bring all my thoughts and movements into an habitual reference to Thee!Thomas Chalmers
The sum and substance of the preparation needed for a coming eternity is that you believe what the Bible tells you, and do what the Bible bids you.Thomas Chalmers
With the magnificence of eternity before us, let time, with all its fluctuations, dwindle into its own littleness.Thomas Chalmers
Not till we come to a simple reliance on the blood and mediation of the Saviour, shall we know what it is either to have trust in God, or know what it is to walk before Him without fear, in righteousness and true holiness.Thomas Chalmers
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