Go Forward into Death
Psalm 23:4; Revelation 2:10
To go back is nothing but death; to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward.
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Awareness of God Grows in Suffering
Job 42:5; Romans 5:3–5; 2 Corinthians 1:9; 12:9–10; Philippians 3:8; James 1:3
Let the frequency of trials bring us often to the feet of God, surely it is impossible but we must begin to know Him, and, knowing Him, must come to discern His sweetness.
BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.