Short Gems from A. Pink #3

The best antidote for anxiety is frequent meditation upon God’s goodness, power and sufficiency. Nothing is too big and nothing is too little, to spread before and cast upon the Lord.

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Afflictions are light—when compared with what we really deserve. They are light—when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us.

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True liberty is not the power to live as we please—but to live as we ought.

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Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts—and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him.

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The Bible is no lazy man’s book! Much of its treasure, like the valuable minerals stored in the recesses of the earth, only yield up themselves to the diligent seeker. No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.

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Regeneration consists in a radical change of heart, for there is implanted a new disposition as the foundation of all holy exercises—the mind being renovated, the affections elevated, and the will emancipated from the bondage of sin.

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It is not the absence of sin, but the grieving over it—which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.

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In praying for His enemies, not only did Christ set before us a perfect example of how we should treat those who wrong us an hate us—but He also taught us never to regard any as beyond the reach of prayer.

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