Whose fan is in his hand and he will throughly purge his floor and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Matt. 3.12.
Issue: Issue 7
He that escapes reprehension may suspect his adoption. God had ane Son without corruption, but no son without correction. Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
Socrates said of his enemies, ‘They may kill me but they cannot hurt me.’ So afflictions may kill us, but they cannot hurt us; they may take away my life, but they cannot take away my God, My Christ, my crown.
Pride grows with the decrease of other sins, and thrives by their decay. Satan is subtle; he will make a man proud of his very graces -he will make him proud that he is not proud. Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
THE DEVILÂ’S PHRASEBOOK Satan is the prince of spiritual darkness, a liar from the beginning, the angel of light who comes from the pit, the devouring lion who springs, unsuspected, on his prey. It is he who is constantly seeking to confuse men, destroy orderly life and wreck any kind of real civilisation. It is …
I am resolved, in the strength of grace, to preach all the truths of the gospel so far as I know them; and leave God to take care of consequences. A. M. Toplady
I am the Rose of Sharon; And the lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2.1.
Such as have made a considerable improvement of their gifts and graces, have hearts as large as their heads; whereas most men’s heads have outgrown their hearts.
It is with truth’, saith Melancthon, ‘as it is with holy water. Every praises it, and thinks it has some rare virtue in it; but offer to sprinkle them with it, and they will shut their eyes, and turn away their faces from it. Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
And it came to pass while He blessed them. He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. Luke 24.51.