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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

"Direct my footsteps according to your Word;
let no sin rule over me."
~ Psalm 119:133 ~

Love the sinner, 
Hate the sin.

"Other religions deal with sins; 
the Bible alone deals with sin."
~ Oswald Chambers

"There's one thing we need above everything else; it's something we don't talk about these days. We need a mighty avalanche of conviction of sin. ... We're living in an unprecedented day (when) evil is no longer evil. We've changed the terminology -- iniquity is now infirmity; wickedness is now weakness; devilry is now deficiency." ~ Leonard Ravenhill ~

"When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly: while you are making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either."
~ C. S. Lewis

"The temptation of the age is to look good without being good." 
~ Brennan Manning

"Men do not differ much about what things they call evils;
the differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable."
~ G. K. Chesterton ~

"Whatever weakens your reason,
impairs the tenderness of your conscience,
obscures your sense of God,
or takes off the relish for spiritual things
then it is sin for you however
innocent it may be in itself."
~ Suzanna Wesley ~

"Primarily, God is not bound to punish sin; He is bound to destroy sin. The only vengeance worth having on sin is to make the sinner himself its executioner." ~ George MacDonald

"As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature. It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that if you cannot detect it, you are deceived."
~ C. H. Spurgeon

"You do not really care for God's mercy or His comfort either, so long as you live in any sin. And it is well that you do not; for you can have neither. Your peace will be like a river, when you put away your sin; but not one word of true peace, not one drop of true comfort, can you have till then."
~ Alexander Whyte ~

"You'll never be able to speak against sin
if you're entertained by it."
~ John Muncee

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, not abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

Please pray for ~ those affected by Hurricanes Nate, Marie, Harvey ~ the Las Vegas shooting ~ the earthquakes in Mexico ~ Sandra and Bill ~ Gladys ~ Jim ~ the families locally of the three young men killed in an auto accident this past week ~ 


  1. Good Sunday Morning to you. Thank you for the quotes and Bible verses today. May the Lord richly bless you today and in the week ahead. xo

    1. Hi Mildred - thank you and have a great, safe week. Blessings to you and John.

  2. Good morning, Sandra! Thinking of you and hoping and praying that you're getting settled.

    1. Thanks Karen although not sure how settled I'm getting. I've been doing outside work and it's like living in an entirely new place but with rain anticipated, I'm hopeful to unpack more boxes and maybe get the kitchen put to rights.

  3. Good Sunday afternoon to you. I was happy to read every quote you shared today. Rich truth. Blessings on your upcoming week.

    1. Hi Ellen, thank you and God keep you safe and sound this coming week. Today's quotes...always preaching to myself, doncha know? -laughing-

  4. "And such were some of you." I thank God from the bottom of my heart that He did not leave me that way!

  5. Greetings and blessings to my sister in faith and farm from Dori from the Bavarian Forest. The theme of SIN is so deep. Thank you for these quotes!

    1. Always preaching to myself first, Dori! Have you heard the old song...'Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay." True, isn't it?

    2. Oh really true!
      My favourite an an elder woman is:

      "The temptation of the age is to look good without being good."

      I think we shall "work" on the beauty of our souls, God looks on it and can make it.

    3. Mean:

      My favourite AS an elder woman is...

  6. I soooo appreciate the quotes you give us to meditate on. Thank you for your giving in this way.

  7. I soooo appreciate the quotes you give us to meditate on. Thank you for your giving in this way.

  8. Thanks, Sandra! The Leonard Ravenhill quote spoke to me. My daughter-in-law seems to try to use her mental illness as an excuse for sin in her life. My son faithfully tries to speak the truth in love to her. Only God knows what she really understands, so prayer with the help of the Spirit is the only way. Many good quotes here! I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your new nest! :)

  9. Appreciate the quotes and thoughts here. It is indeed a perilous time where we need to turn and focus on our Heavenly Father.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It's great to meet you! It's fun too, to learn more about you. :) Have a great weekend!

  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog. "Hate the sin not the sinner." I love that. I taught school for years and preached that to parents, "hate the deed, not the doer."
    Your header picture is gorgeous.

  11. Thank you for your giving in this way.

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