God

Look at God

If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God, you'll be at rest. Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom – Dutch writer, member of the resistance (1892-1983), from "The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom" (1971)

Бог есть жизнь

Знать бога и жить – одно и то же. Лев Николаевич Толстой - русский писатель (1828-1910), из "Исповедь", Глава XII (1882)

Watchword 2023

You are the God who sees me. The Bible, Genesis 16:13 (NIV) The Protestant pastor and song writer Otto Riethmüller (1889-1939) - he belonged to the Confessing Church - decided in 1930 under the impression of the Nacional Socialism’s propaganda, to give henceforth every calendar year a headline with a Bible verse. An act of civil courage! He has established a tradition that still exists...

Finde

Ingen forvilder sig saa langt bort, at han ikke kan finde tilbage til Dig. No one strays so far away that he cannot find his way back to you. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard – Danish Protestant theologian an philosopher (1813-1855), known as one of the most important academics in Denmark, from "The Changelessness of God" ("Guds Uforanderlighed. En Tale",...

Deus solus

Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris, quia non est alius qui pugnet pro nobis, nisi tu Deus noster. Martin Luther – German reformer (1483-1546), adaptation of Gregorian chant "Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris" (1529)

Christmas

When Jesus came into the world, he did not come into a safe world. He came to save the world. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Derksen – German Protestant theologian, since 2005 headmaster of the Bibelseminar Bonn - BSB (b. 1970), Quotations book 2022

Determination

“What are we to make of Christ?” There is no question of what we can make of Him, it is entirely a question of what He intends to make of us. C. S. Lewis - British writer (1898-1963), from the essay "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?" (1950), published in "God in the Dock" (1970)

Understand

I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but rather, I believe in order that I may understand. Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam, sed credo ut intelligam. Anselm of Canterbury - medieval Christian theologian, founder of scholastik (c. 1033-1109), from "Proslogion", chapter I (1077/78), Quotations book 2022

Silence

Silence your tongue for your heart to speak; and silence your heart for God to speak. John of Dalyatha, known as John Saba ("the Elder") or Yoḥannan - Syrian monk and mystic of the Church of the East (c. 690-780)

The Greatest Man in History

The Greatest Man in History Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today. wisdom - Quotations book...

Learn from God

To learn any lesson He may have to teach us is more important than getting rid of the trouble. J. Hudson Taylor – called "Pioneer in the Forbidden Land", English missionary in China (1832-1905), from a letter to J. W. Stevenson in December 1891, quoted by Frederick Howard and Mary Geraldine Taylor (English missionary couple, 1862-1946 resp. 1865-1949) in "Hudson Taylor and the China Inland...

Obedience

Obedience to princes is a general compact of human society - how much more, then, ought we unhesitatingly to obey God, the Governor of all his creatures! Generale quippe pactum est societatis humanae oboedire regibus suis – quanto magis deo regnatori universae creaturae suae ad ea quae iusserit sine dubitatione serviendum est! Augustine of Hippo - known as Aurelius Augustinus, early Christian...

Unbelievable near

The same God who is orchestrating plans too marvelous for my mind to grasp is within my reach right now. Alicia Bruxvoort – American writer and motivational speaker (b. 1972), from the newspaper article "Respect His wisdom" ("Thomasville Times", 30. December 2020)

God’s promises

Do not treat God’s promises as if they were curiosities for a museum, but use them as everyday sources of comfort. Trust the Lord whenever your time of need comes on. Charles Haddon Spurgeon - English Baptist pastor (1834-1892), from his sermon "The Child of Light Walking in Darkness" (September 25, 1887)

Attente

The soul obtains from Him as much as it hopes for from Him. John of the Cross - aka Juan de la Cruz, born Juan de Yepes y Álvarez, Spanish Carmelite friar and Doctor of Church (1542-1591), from "The Dark Night", Book 2, chapter 21.8 ("La noche oscura", posthumously 1618) L"âme obtient autant de Lui qu"autant elle espère. Jean de la Croix - alias Juan de la Cruz, né Juan de Yepes y Álvarez,...

L’Evangile

L"Evangile n"est pas un livre: c"est un être vivant, avec une action, une puissance, qui envahit tout ce qui s"oppose à son extension. Napoléon Bonaparte - Général français et empereur de 1804-14 et 1815 (1769-1821), de "Sentiment de Napoléon sur le Christianisme: conversations religieuses", chapitre 16, "De La Divinité de Jesus-Christ" (à titre posthume 1843), Brochure de citation 2022 The...

Do good

We must never miss an opportunity that God gives us to do good. Don Giovanni Melchiore Bosco - Italian Catholic priest and pedagogue (1815-1888), from "Memorie Biografiche", book VI, chapter XXXV, 493 (1907), Libretto delle citazioni 2021 Non dobbiamo mai lasciarci sfuggire un"occasione che il Signore ci presenta per fare del bene. Don Giovanni Melchiore Bosco - sacerdote cattolici e pedagogo...

God’s thoughts

To understand God"s thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Florence Nightingale- English nurse, founder of modern nursing (1820-1910), quoted by Karl Pearson in "The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton", Volume II (1924), Quotations book 2021

Hope and faith

Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it in the present. Prof. Dr. sc. Dr. h. c. Peter Kuzmič – Slovenian-born Croatian theologian and scholar (b. 1946), in a twitter message from June 3rd, 2015, Quotations book 2021

Love

God does not love us because we are valuable; we are valuable because He loves us. Fulton J. Sheen - American Catholic cleric, 1966-69 Bishop of Rochester, 1969-79 Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales (1895-1979), from "Remade for Happiness: Achieving Life"s Purpose through Spiritual Transformation" (1946), Quotations book 2021