[Education] consists in nothing else but learning and doing God’s truth (John 8:32), which puts one in very close contact with a man named Jesus. Antagonists of the gospel long ago came to see that Jesus had a most unsettling way of turning the socially unlearned into the spiritually enlightened. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). You see, being with Jesus is the education.
Excellent article by my friend Weylan Deaver. Please read it all at the link: An Education Itself – Biblical Notes
“[The Bible] is the only source of divine knowledge we have, and we should rejoice that we can learn enough from it and understand enough of its instructions, if we will believe and obey it, to guide us in to the port of eternal felicity. … Is the word of God a dead letter? … the word, unless accompanied by the Holy Spirit is dead, and therefore has no power to convert or turn sinners to God.”
Life and Sermons of Jesse L. Sewell, p. 134
Day by day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
“… age is no guarantee of wisdom, nor youth of ignorance.”
—R.L. Alden, Job, 318
… immediately we obey God, others are affected. … if we obey God, He will look after those who have been pressed into the consequences of our obedience. We have simply to obey and to leave all the consequences with Him.
—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
“It was answered, that all great and honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties and must be both enterprised and overcome with answerable courages.”
—Wm. Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation
“Faithfulness to God requires a willingness to wait on God’s promised action, especially when all visible evidence points in a contrary direction.”
—Steven J. Kraftchick, Jude, 2 Peter, ANTC, 161.
A militant Christian is one who is quick to respond to the need for standing up for that which is right and good and standing against all that is wrong and evil.
—Charles A. Pledge, “A Militant Attitude Toward All Opposed to God“