Sermon Quotes: "A Generous God for a Difficult Trial"

“Not till we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty, acknowledging our littleness, distrusting our own thoughts and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.” J.I. Packer

“Wisdom is the means by which the godly can both discern and carry out the will of God.” Douglas Moo

“The effect of the gift of wisdom is to make us more humble, more joyful, more godly, more quick sighted as to his will, more resolute in the doing of it and less troubled than we were at the dark and painful things of which our life in this fallen world is full…a wisdom that will find expression in a spirit of faith and a life of faithfulness.” J.I. Packer

“In seasons of severe trial, Christians have nothing on earth in which to trust, and we are therefore compelled to cast ourselves on our God alone. When our vessel is tilting so far over it is in danger of capsizing, and no human deliverance can avail, we must simply and entirely trust ourselves to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks us on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane that drives the soul to God and God alone!” Charles Spurgeon

“No one attribute expresses all that is true about God, but each expresses something about him that is true all the time. Giving is not the whole truth but it is ceaselessly true. He is more than giving, but he’s always giving. This is how the giving God gives-with a selfless, total concern for us and with an exclusive preoccupation as if he had nothing else to do but to give and give again.” Alec Motyer

“He loves to be consulted. Therefore take all thy difficulties to be resolved by him.” Charles Bridges

“The vivid expression ‘a man two souled’ (Greek) denotes the doubters divided attitude. He is a walking civil war in which trust and distrust of God wage a continual battle against each other. He is the pattern for Bunyan’s ‘Mr. Facing both ways.’” Edmond Hiebert