Friday, April 21, 2017
Horatius Bonar Quotes On Christian Life (part 1)
" If you have gifts, use them quietly and modestly, not ostentatiously.. Do not be forward to tell your experience, or give your opinion, or to take rank above your seniors.. Do not think that all zeal or wisdom is confined to you and a few about you.. Do not condemn others because they do not quite go along with you in all things; nor speak of them as cold, dead or unspiritual..... Do not think that no one cares for souls but yourself.... and that no one can state the Gospel or pray like you do..... or that God is not likely to bless anyone like He blesses you.... Learn to be lowly.."
WOW!~! How different is that than the modern Christians use of Social media today?
Here is another quote by Horatius Bonar....... also on page 29 of Follow The Lamb......
"If God Puts work into your hands, do it; and do it faithfully, through good report or bad report.... Bear to be contradicted and spoken against........ Do not fret when things go wrong with you or your schemes; nor get petted like a spoilt child when you dont get your own way; nor fling up everything in disgust when you happen to be thwarted...."
Again, Do you see the difference from the soft believers of today....???
Here is a final quote for today by Bonar... Page 28 of Follow The Lamb..
"Let Us be truly humble, as was the son of God; content to live unknown, and to do our work unnoticed, as a work not for the eyes of man, but for the eyes of God..""
Bonar is one of my very favorite writers of the 1800's. I long for the days when Christians major once again on the Strength that is to be found In Christ instead of majoring on how hurt and wounded they are.. A return to the teachings of the Puritans as found in the Bible are a help to this generation to do just that.. These majored on Gods Word, not their feelings.....