Wickedness Cannot Drive Out Wickedness
Matthew 5:43–48; Luke 6:27; Romans 12:17–21
Wickedness cannot drive out wickedness. If anyone hurts you, do him good: and so by your good work you will destroy his wickedness.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Jesus’ Miracles Were Trailing Clouds of Glory
Matthew 4:24; 8:17; John 1:14; Acts 10:38; Revelation 21:23
When our Lord came down to earth He drew heaven with Him. The signs which accompanied His ministry were but the trailing clouds of glory which He brought from heaven, which is His home. The number of the miracles which He wrought may easily be underrated. It has been said that in effect He banished disease and death from Palestine for the three years of His ministry. If this is exaggeration, it is pardonable exaggeration. Wherever He went, He brought a blessing.… We ordinarily greatly underestimate His beneficent activity as He went about, as Luke says, doing good.
B. B. WARFIELD*
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Modern church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.