“What Wonder if They Perish?”
Galatians 5:19–21; Psalm 36:1–4
God takes not pleasure in the death of sinners, but rather that they return and live. But men take such pleasure in sin that they will die before they will return. The Lord Jesus was content to be their physician, and has provided them a sufficient plaster of His own blood: but if men make light of it, and will not apply it, what wonder if they perish after all?
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
We Need to Recognize God’s Presence with Us
Psalm 139:7–12; 145:18–19; Matthew 18:20; 28:20
We need only to recognize God intimately present with us, and to address ourselves to Him every moment, that we may beg His assistance for getting to know His will in doubtful things, and for rightly performing those which we plainly see He requires of us; offering them to Him before we do them, and giving to Him thanks when we have done.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.