Moralism Fails at Its Ultimate End
Matthew 15:2–9; Mark 7:9–13
The archer may lose his game by shooting short, as well as shooting wide. The gross hypocrite shoots wide, the most upright moralist shoots short. He may and often does take his aim right as to the particular and immediate end of his action, but always fails in regard of the ultimate end.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Nothing Will Change the Heart of the One Who Trusts God
Job 9:6; Psalm 46:1–3; 125:1; Joel 3:16; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24
The earth may shake, the pillars of the world may tremble under us, the countenance of the heaven may be appalled, the sun may lose his light, the moon her beauty, the stars their glory; but concerning the man that trusts in God … what is there in the world that shall change his heart, overthrow his faith, alter his affection towards God, or the affection of God to him?
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.