Shemah Yisrael!
Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5)


Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as Savior, until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner.
― J. C. Ryle
Pride is the parent of numerous sins. High notions of what we deserve from God, or from men, produce impatience, discontent, envy, anger, strife, all uncharitableness.
― Newman Hall
Pride...was the first sin committed, lies lowest in the foundation of Satan's building and is with the greatest difficulty rooted out.
― Jonathan Edwards
Sin is not a splash of mud on man's exterior; it is a filth generated from within himself.
― C. H. Spurgeon
To love a small sin is a great sin.
― Richard Baxter
Faith is not believing in spite of evidence―that's superstition―but obeying in spite of consequence.
― Warren Wiersbe OT Commentary
If God isn't Lord of all, He isn't Lord at all.
― Warren Wiersbe OT Commentary
Speaking the truth without being gracious is like surgery without anesthesia. Does it get the job done? Yeah, I suppose it does, but boy there's a lot of unnecessary pain that goes along with that.
― Paul Coughlin
Courage is when our heads and our hearts align and connect to a truth that is bigger than us.
― Paul Coughlin (paraphrased)
A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth.
― J.I. Packer
The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him.
― John Milton
Up now, slight man! Flee for a little while your occupations; hide yourself for a time from your disturbing thoughts. Cast aside now your burdensome cares, and put away your toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God, and rest for a little time in Him. Enter the inner chamber of your mind; shut out all thoughts save that of God and such as can aid you in seeking Him. Speak now, my whole heart! Speak now to God, saying, I seek Your Face; Your face, Lord, will I seek.
― St. Anselm
The spiritual smugness of evangelical, conservative churches is proof of our ignorance, not our knowledge.
― John Snyder
In this twisted world of ours the most important things are often the most difficult to learn; and conversely, the things that come easiest are mostly of little real value to us in the long haul.
― A. W. Tozer
Pride is the sin which laid the moral universe in ruins.
― John Angell James
People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel.
― Maya Angelou
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
― Mark Twain
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