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Quotes About Glory Of God

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C.S. Lewis
“The problem of reconciling human suffering with the existence of a God who loves, is only insoluble so long as we attach a trivial meaning to the word "love", and look on things as if man were the centre of them. Man is not the centre. God does not exist for the sake of man. Man does not exist for his own sake. "Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." We were made not primarily that we may love God (though we were made for that too) but that God may love us, that we may become objects in which the divine love may rest "well pleased".”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Elisabeth Elliot
“[Amy Carmichael's] great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision God had give her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt other to seek anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

Brother Yun
“It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.”
Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

Criss Jami
“God's relationship with man does not work in a way in which man stumbles and then God has to drop what he is doing in order to lift him up; rather, man stumbles so that God can lift him up. Hence it is utterly impossible to truly diminish his glory.”
Criss Jami

Andrew Murray
“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.”
Andrew Murray, Humility

Andrew Murray
“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.”
Andrew Murray, Humility

C.S. Lewis
“God has no needs. Human love, as Plato teaches us, is the child of Poverty – of want or lack; it is caused by a real or supposed goal in its beloved which the lover needs and desires. But God's love, far from being caused by goodness in the object, causes all the goodness which the object has, loving it first into existence, and then into real, though derivative, lovability. God is Goodness. He can give good, but cannot need or get it. In that sense , His love is, as it were, bottomlessly selfless by very definition; it has everything to give, and nothing to receive.”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Bethany Hamilton
“The author describes how impressed she was with the detailed storyboards that outlined her movie – "not just sketches, but real art". She then describes a Hawaiian sunset as, "God painting His storyboard on the sky".”
Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

“What are you really living for? It's crucial to realize that you either glorify God, or you glorify something or someone else. You're always making something look big. If you don't glorify God when you're involved in a conflict, you inevitably show that someone or something else rules your heart.”
Ken Sande, Resolving Everyday Conflict

“When you draw on God's grace to put off your self-centered attitudes and act on His principles, you put His glory on display. Your life points to His vast wisdom, compassion, and transforming power, and as you look for God's glory, the impact reaches far beyond yourself because you give everyone around you reason to respect and praise God. Glorifying God is not about letting others see how great you are. It's about letting them see how great the Lord is.”
Ken Sande, Resolving Everyday Conflict

C.S. Lewis
“The symbol of a drama, a symphony, or a dance is useful to correct a certain absurdity which may arise if we talk too much of God planning and creating the world for good and then being frustrated by the free will of the creatures. This may raise the ridiculous idea that the Fall to God by surprise and upset His plan, or else – more ridiculous still – that God planned the whole thing for conditions which, He well knew, were never going to be realized. In fact, of course, God saw the crucifixion in the act of creating the first nebulae. The world is a dance in which good, descending from God, is disturbed by evil arising from the creatures, and the resulting conflict is resolved by God's own assumption of the suffering nature which evil produces.”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Brother Yun
“We never pray against our government or call down curses on them. Instead, we have learned that God is in control both of our own lives and the government we live under. God has used China's government for His own purposes, molding and shaping His children as He sees fit. Instead of focusing our prayers against any political system, we pray that regardless of what happens to us, we will be pleasing to God.”
Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

John Piper
“The task of all Christian scholarship—not just biblical studies—is to study reality as a manifestation of God’s glory, to speak and write about it with accuracy, and to savor the beauty of God in it, and to make it serve the good of man. It is an abdication of scholarship when Christians do academic work with little reference to God. If all the universe and everything in it exist by the design of an infinite, personal God, to make his manifold glory known and loved, then to treat any subject without reference to God’s glory is not scholarship but insurrection.”
John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Watchman Nee
“The author nicely encapsulates Paul's overarching intent in his letter to Corinth, to impress upon those in the church infatuated with the gifts of the Spirit a greater awestruck awareness of His presence in and among them. The author then illustrates thusly: if we have but a few coins, we may carry them lightly with little concern as to whether we lose them. But if we are aware that we carry a great sum, we will carry it with great care. How much more the Treasure of the Holy Spirit within the earthen vessel of our bodies?”
Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian Life

John Piper
“The horror of Hell is an echo of the infinite worth of God's glory.”
John Piper

Watchman Nee
“Every true work is not done to the poor. Every true work is done to Me.”
Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian Life

Joni Eareckson Tada
“Referencing 2 Corinthians 4:6, Robert Hewitt compares jars of clay in the first century to the same value we would put on a cardboard box. Joni Eareckson Tada queries whether we would question God's right to leave some holes in the box in order to give glimpses of the treasure inside”
Joni Eareckson Tada, A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty

Amy Layne Litzelman
“Instead of swinging back and forth between individual points of truth, each piece we learn should build upon another to bring us closer to the full truth.”
Amy Layne Litzelman

Timothy B. Shutt
“Dr. Timothy Shutt, in the context of the Illiad, explains the larger meaning of armor in Greek culture. It is the visible reputation of the warrior -- his gravitas, his wake. This allows another warrior to go out and win victories in the armor of Achilles.”
Timothy B. Shutt

John Mark Reynolds
“Chaucer, like Homer, writes about a journey, but as a Christian he has a different goal. Homer wanted to go home, but Chaucer's pilgrims want a place of man's true home: paradise”
John Mark Reynolds, Great Books Reader, The: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

Aaron Sorkin
“There (is) order and even great beauty in what looks like total chaos. If we look closely enough at the randomness around us, patterns will start to emerge.”
Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing Script Book

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every battle you have to fight, is an opportunity for the glory of God to be revealed.The greater the obstacles, the greater the victory.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The hallowing of God's Name is the END toward which His Kingdom coming and the accomplishment of His will are among the MEANS.”
Thomas Manton

John Piper
“The Apostle “Paul’s antidote for wimpy Christians is weighty doctrine. . . .everything that exists—including evil—is ordained by a holy and all-wise God to make the glory of Christ shine more brightly. We don’t make God. He makes us. We don’t decide what he is going to be like. He decides what he is going to be like. He decides what we are going to be like. He created the universe, and it has the meaning he gives it, not the meaning we give it. If we give it a meaning different from his, we are fools. . . . our eternal joy and strength and holiness depend on the solidity of this worldview putting strong fiber into the spine of our faith. Wimpy worldviews make wimpy Christians. And wimpy Christians won’t survive the days ahead.”
John Piper, Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

John Piper
“When the glory of God is the treasure of our lives, we will not lay up treasures on earth, but spend them for the spread of his glory. We will not covet, but overflow with liberality. We will not crave the praise of men, but forget ourselves in praising God. We will not be mastered by sinful, sensual pleasures, but sever their root by the power of a superior promise. We will not will nurse a wounded ego or cherish a grudge or nurture a vengeful spirit, but will hand over our cause to God and bless those who hate us. Every sin flows from the failure to treasure the glory of God above all things.”
John Piper, Preaching the Cross

“Of what did Job repent? His wonder was too small.”
Leighton Ogg

Donald Miller
“God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me specifically into the story, and He put us in specifically with the sunsets in the rainstorms as though to say, "Enjoy your place in My story, the very beauty of it means it's not about you, and in time that will give you comfort.”
Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

Oswald Chambers
“To do even the most humbling tasks to the glory of God takes the Almighty God Incarnate working in us." Oswald Chambers”
Oswald Chambers

“Everything from quarks to quasars, butterflies to brain cells, was created so that you and I might delight in the display of divine glory. We alone can glorify God by rejoicing in the beauty His creative handiwork and relishing the splendor of His-revelation in the Person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.”
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, A Faith and Culture Devotional: Daily Readings on Art, Science, and Life

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