July 26 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Backsliding Starts with Neglect of Prayer
Jeremiah 5:23; 8:5; Matthew 6:6; Luke 5:16

What is the cause of most backsliding? I believe, as a general rule, one of the chief causes is neglect of private prayer. Of course the secret history of falls will not be known till the last day. I can only give my opinion as a minister of Christ and a student of the heart. That opinion is, I repeat distinctly, that backsliding generally first begins with neglect of private prayer.


Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Keep Silence When Reproved Unjustly
Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 26:63; 27:12; Mark 14:61; Luke 21:19; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 2:23; 3:9

When you are spoken to over harshly, or reproved unjustly, do not give way to the first emotion of anger, nor reply sharply, but keep silence, or speak humbly, or suffer with patience like your example Jesus, who was silent when they brought false witness against him, and when he was scourged, he did not murmur.


Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

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