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Gleanings no. 2

compiled by Stephen Ross

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
  —Isaac Watts

Shall we for a moment boast in that flesh which He condemned by the Cross? —Samuel Ridout

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6

God has two thrones: one in the highest heavens, the other in the lowliest heart. —D. L. Moody

I had rather be poor in His service than rich in my own. —C. H. Spurgeon

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1st John 2:15

It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised. —George Müller

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-2

It is much better to be drawn by the joys of heaven, than driven by the sorrows of earth. —C. H. Mackintosh

Time is given us to use in view of eternity. —H. A. Ironside

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Luke 16:13

A servant of Christ has but one Master. —George Müller.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. —Hebrews 12:2

If Christ has not the love of your heart, He does not want the labour of your hands. —C. H. Mackintosh

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. Hebrews 13:13
Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. Revelation 1:5b

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
  —William Cowper

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