The Effect of Grace on a Person of Ill Temper
1 Corinthians 6:9–11; 2 Corinthians 5:17
The effect of grace is as great, and the alteration as remarkable, in a person of a very ill natural temper as another. Although a person of such a temper will not behave himself so well—with the same degree of grace—as another, the diversity from what was before conversion may be as great, because a person of a good natural temper did not behave himself so ill before conversion.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Greater Gifts Entail Responsibility
Ezra 7:25; Psalm 119:130; Proverbs 1:2–6
There is no man living who can see all things, neither has God given any man to know everything. One sees more clearly than another, one has more understanding than another, one can utter a thing better than another; but no man ought to envy or despise another. He who can do better than another should not set him at naught who understands less. Indeed, he who has the more understanding ought to remember that the same gift is not his, but God’s, and that God has given it him to teach and inform the ignorant.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.