Quotes About Glory Of God

Quotes tagged as "glory-of-god" (showing 1-30 of 111)
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

John Wesley
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.”
John Wesley

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

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

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

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, Killosophy

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

Tullian Tchividjian
“Whether it's a Christian or a non-Christian, there's nothing like suffering to show us how small, needy, and not in control we are. Suffering has a way of sobering us up to the realization that we can't make it on our own, that we need help, that we're broken.”
Tullian Tchividjian

“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

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

“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

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

Criss Jami
“The skeptic says that the believer has lost his own mind under God. On the contrary, it is the people who follow God who are most like his children, who willingly and consciously walk in his will; but those who oppose him oppose him vainly and at their own expense, and, figuratively, seem to be more like his tools. They don't diminish his glory, but instead he still manages to use them in ways of unconsciously carrying out his will.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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

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

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

“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

“The author says our prayers are misdirected when we ask God that He help us to love Him more. If we pray to him more, we will love Him more.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

J.R.R. Tolkien
“A fair vision had welcomed him in this land of disease.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Criss Jami
“If beauty is relative, then any and everything when compared to the beauty of God is absolutely hideous.”
Criss Jami

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Every blossoming flower warns you that it is time to seek the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“Kingdom is a signpost to the holy.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

“God is the I AM that I AM not the I AM that we wish.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

“Desire, if it is to be trusted, is to be inspired by a holy vocabulary.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The Christian knows no change with regard to God. He may be rich to-day and poor to-morrow; he may be sickly to-day and well to-morrow; he may be in happiness to-day, to-morrow he may be distressed-but there is no change with regard to his relationship to God. If He loved me yesterday, He loves me to-day.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Richard Wurmbrand
“Where there is love, it is Jesus that will surely triumph.”
Richard Wurmbrand, The Church In Chains

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