The Week in Words


Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

I still have more quotes saved up than would be beneficial to share all at once, but here are a few standouts:

From our youth pastor’s Twitter:

God’s mercies are new every morning, and morning happens every hour on the hour all across the globe. New is always happening with God. ~ Dan Cruver

Isn’t that a neat thought? I’d always reveled in God’s mercies being new every morning, but to think morning is happening at some point on the globe all through the day!

Seen at Challies:

You all have by you a large treasure of divine knowledge, in that you have the Bible in your hands; therefore be not contented in possessing but little of this treasure. God hath spoken much to you in the Scripture; labor to understand as much of what he saith as you can. God hath made you all reasonable creatures; therefore let not the noble faculty of reason or understanding lie neglected. Content not yourselves with having so much knowledge as is thrown in your way, and as you receive in some sense unavoidably by the frequent inculcation of divine truth in the preaching of the word, of which you are obliged to be hearers, or as you accidentally gain in conversation; but let it be very much your business to search for it, and that with the same diligence and labor with which men are wont to dig in mines of silver and gold. ~ Jonathan Edwards

Forgive me for another lengthy one, but this convictingly cuts to the heart of the matter:

The original sin, pride, is behind my “poor self-image,” for I felt that I deserved better than I got, which is exactly what Eve felt! So it was pride, not poor self-image, that had to go. If I’m so beautiful and lovable, what was Jesus doing up there, nailed to the cross and crowned with thorns? Why all that hideous suffering for the pure Son of God? Here’s why: There was no other way to deliver us from the hell of our own proud self-loving selves, no other way out of the bondage of self-pity and self-congratulation. How shall we take our stand beneath the cross of Jesus and continue to love the selves that put Him there? How can we survey the wondrous cross and at the same time feed our pride? No. It won’t work. Jesus put it simply: If you want to be My disciple, you must leave self behind, take up the cross, and follow Me. ~ Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart.

I thought about doing Thanksgiving quotes this week, but really wanted to share the ones above instead. But I have shared some past Thanksgiving quotes here and here.

You can share your family-friendly quotes in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below.

I hope you’ll visit the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder. And don’t forget to leave a comment here, even if you don’t have any quotes to share.

3 thoughts on “The Week in Words

  1. New is always happening with God. I love that thought. It’s always new somewhere.

    The Elisabeth Elliot quote cuts to the heart of the matter: it’s our pride that’s the problem.

    Great quotes, Barbara.

  2. Wow! I love that reflection on “new every morning”. I’ve never thought of that before, but it’s rather like “as far as the east is from the west” isn’t it?

    Our sins (if we are in Christ) forever gone, God’s mercies forever new. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

  3. As always, I love EE. She really hits the nail on the head! It’s our conciousness of sin that is behind our poor self-image. Only through Christ can we feel acceptable and worthy. He has done it all!

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