Cibus pro Sentential (Food for Thought)

Indulge in a steaming cup of your favorite coffee or tea, sink into a cozy armchair, and contemplate the following insights on Christian living. In what areas of your life is God challenging you?

“God’s wounds cure, sin’s kisses kill.” -William Gurnall

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

“If you judge people, you have not time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” –C.S. Lewis

“Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.” -Arthur W. Pink

“All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.” -John Calvin

“True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.” -William Penn

“Better be pruned to grow than cut up to burn.” -John Trapp

“Are there not millions of us who would rather go sleeping to hell; than sweating to heaven?” -Thomas Watson

“I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.” -Thomas Lye

“A man’s greatest care should be for that place where he lives longest; therefore eternity should be his scope.” -Thomas Watson

“Triumphant prayer is almost impossible where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God.” -Reuben Archer Torrey

“Afflictions, like bills and pikes, make a terrible show when they cannot reach us; but the temptations of prosperity, like unseen bullets, wound and kill us before they are discerned.” -George Downame

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will get neither comfort nor truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” –C. S. Lewis

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” -Corrie Ten Boom

“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.” -William Cameron Townsend

“The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian. I had not seen it in Japan where missions is younger. The church here is a “field full of wheat and tares.”” -Amy Carmichael

“Never let us be discouraged with ourselves. It is not when we are conscious of our faults that we are the most wicked; on the contrary, we are less so. We see by a brighter light; and let us remember for our consolation, that we never perceive our sins till we begin to cure them.” –Francois Fenelon

“If a man turns from sin without turning to God, he will find his sin has only changed its name and is hidden behind his pride.” -Jim Elliff

“Repentance is as much a mark of a Christian, as faith is. A very little sin, as the world calls it, is a very great sin to a true Christian.” -C.H. Spurgeon

“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy.  He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.” -A.W. Tozer