Posts Tagged ‘misc’

The Bruised Reed And The Smoldering Wick

May 18, 2004

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;” – Isaiah 42:1

Someone at some point described UBF this way: In UBF are those who trample the bruised reeds on their way to fulfill their “great and holy mission.” UBF snuffs out the smoldering wicks and claims to be in the light.

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Quotes from John Bunyan

April 30, 2004

“Sin is the dare of God’s justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love.”

“There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.” (Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. II)

“He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.”

“[Faith] doth not, as doth unbelief and ignorance, show us all things out of order; putting darkness for light, and bitter for sweet; but will set every thing in its proper place before our eyes; God and Christ shall be with it, the chiefest good, the most lovely and amiable; a heavenly life shall be of greater esteem, and more desirable, than all the treasures of Egypt! Righteousness and sanctification will be the thing after which it will most vehemently press; because it seeth not only death and damnation as the fruits of sin, but sin also in itself, distinct from the punishment belonging to it, a detestable, horrible, and odious thing.”

“Faith receiveth the promise, embraceth it, and comforteth the soul unspeakably with it. Faith is so great an artist in arguing and reasoning with the soul, that it will bring over the hardest heart that it hath to deal with. It will bring to my remembrance at once, both my vileness against God, and his goodness towards me; it will show me, that though I deserve not to breathe in the air, yet that God will have me an heir of glory.”