Quotes — Scripture (21 entries)

A blow from a whip…

A blow from a whip raises a welt, but a blow from the tongue smashes bones; many have fallen by the edge of the sword, but not as many as by the tongue.

Sirach 28:17-18 (Thanks to Steve)

Be careful with your words…

« πλ | 4 Sep 2004 »

Be still…

Be still and know that I am God.

— Psalm 46:10

« πλ | 3 Apr 2004 »

Do not love the world…

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

— 1 John 2:15,17

« πλ | 15 Nov 2004 »

Do not neglect to show hospitality…

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

— Hebrews 13:2

« πλ | 11 Sep 2004 »

Give me insight…

Give me insight to observe your teaching,
to keep it with all my heart.

— Psalm 119:34

« πλ | 10 Jul 2005 »

Guide our feet…

“…because of the tender mercy of our God by which the daybreak from on high will visit us to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

— Luke 1:78-79

« πλ | 2 Feb 2005 »

Here is a letter God sends you…

Take the Gospel in hand. Here is a letter God sends you in friendship today. Let no person, no pretext, stop you from listening to this Word, from joining in this intimate conversation.

— Servias Pinckaers [via]

« πλ | 18 Feb 2006 »

I can do everything…

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

— Philippians 4:13 (thanks Libby)

« πλ | 13 Oct 2004 »

I desire…

I desire mercy, not sacrifice.

— Jesus (Matthew 9:13)

See also the words of an Old Testament prophet, “For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than holocausts.” (Hosea 6:6)

« πλ | 2 Jul 2004 »

If you blow upon a spark…

If you blow upon a spark, it quickens into flame, if you spit on it, it dies out; yet both you do with your mouth!

Sirach 28:12 (Thanks to Steve)

Be careful with your words…

« πλ | 2 Sep 2004 »

Let your adornment be…

Let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in God’s sight.

— 1 Peter 3:4

« πλ | 10 Sep 2004 »

Pray about…

Pray about everything. Worry about nothing.

— Philippians 4:6

« πλ | 12 Nov 2004 »

Rejoice in hope…

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

— Romans 12:12 (NAB)

« πλ | 3 Jun 2004 »

Take and eat…

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.”

— Matthew 26:26-28

« πλ | 24 Mar 2005 »

The Spirit helps us in our weakness…

The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

— Romans 8:26 (thanks Katherine)

« πλ | 14 Dec 2004 »

The Word of God…

Christ is the Word of God in person. The Bible is the Word of God in writing. Both are the Word of God in the words of men. Both have a human nature and a divine nature.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | 11 Mar 2006 »

To seek and to save…

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.

— Luke 19:10

« πλ | 15 May 2006 »

We go to scripture…

We go to scripture, not primarily for wise ethical instruction, valuable as this may be, but to encounter God in the person of Jesus Christ.

— Thomas H. Green, Weeds Among the Wheat

« πλ | 6 Oct 2005 »

With the tongue…

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.

— James 3:9

« πλ | 16 Dec 2004 »

You Say; God Says

You say:  “It’s impossible.”
God says:  All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)

You say:  “I’m too tired.”
God says:  I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say:  “Nobody really loves me.”
God says:  I love you. (John 3:16, 3:34)

You say:  “I can’t go on.”
God says:  My grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say:  “I can’t figure things out.”
God says:  I will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say:  “I can’t do it.”
God says:  You can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)

You say:  “I’m not able.”
God says:  I am able. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

You say:  “It’s not worth it.”
God says:  It will be worth it. (Roman 8:28)

You say:  “I can’t forgive myself”
God says:  I forgive you. (1 John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say:  “I can’t manage.”
God says:  I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)

You say:  “I’m afraid.”
God says:  I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)

You say:  “I’m always worried and frustrated.”
God says:  Cast all your cares on ME. (1 Peter 5:7)

You say:  “I don’t have enough faith.”
God says:  I’ve given everyone a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)

You say:  “I’m not smart enough.”
God says:  I give you wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

You say:  “I feel all alone.”
God says:  I will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)

— Author unknown

A collection of one line sermons…

« πλ | 20 May 2004 »

You have been told…

You have been told, O man, what is good,
    and what the Lord requires of you:
Only to do the right and to love goodness,
    and to walk humbly with your God.

— Micah 6:8

« πλ | 8 Oct 2003 »