Elisabeth Elliot: Faith is the willingness to receive whatever He wants to give and the willingness not to have what He does not want to give. … Furthermore, faith does not insist upon an explanation. It is enough to know His promise to give what is good—He knows so much more about that than we do.
John Owen: Christ is our best friend and ere long will be our only friend. I pray God with all my heart that I may be weary of everything else but converse and communion with Him.
Matthew Henry: I am always best when alone. No place is like my own study; no company like good books; especially the book of God.
Casper ten Boom: Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel. … Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way . . . God can give us the perfect way.
Matt Papa: The poison of idolatry will rot our veins until the glory of the crucified God-man permeates our vision. To live is to behold Him.