Quotations You Can Use (May 18, 2012)

“Personally I find great comfort and encouragement in the face of my fallibility by maintaining a close relationship with the Bible. . . . It cannot be stressed too much that the permanent address at which the word of God may be found is the Bible. More of God’s speaking has come in conjunction with study and teaching of the Bible than with anything else”–Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God, 183.

“Of what use is it to discourse learnedly on the Trinity, if you lack humility and therefore displease the Trinity? Lofty words do not make a man just or holy, but a good life makes him dear to God. I would far rather feel contrition than be able to define it. If you knew the whole Bible by heart, and all the teachings of the philosophers, how would this help you without the grace and love of God?–Thomas a Kempis.

“We pastors are so busy bringing encouragement to others in discovering their own spiritual gifts or abilities that we often fail to be an encouragement in this vein to those who love us most. Build up your wife. Encourage her in the Lord. Challenge her to exercise the gifts of love and service with which Christ has equipped her”–O.S. Hawkins, The Pastor’s Primer, 218.

“Sometimes we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up”–James Dobson.

If you would like to receive my daily posts, you can subscribe to waylonbailey.com at the top of the page. Simply type in your email address, and click subscribe. It’s free and easy. When you receive a return email, confirm your desire to subscribe by clicking on the link.

Waylonbailey.com is my ministry across the Internet. I would appreciate your subscribing and also forwarding this and other posts to your friends. Thank you!

3 Comments


  1. Ed Matthew
    May 18, 2012

    Mother-in-law in surgery this morning. Wife with her in San Antonio. General anesthetic required. Minor Surgery never minor when patient is afib in 80’s. Interesting perspective of benefits of those who invest in others with benefits that pay medical and subsistence vs. those who have followed Christ into the wilderness, who have watched other “like-minded” followers die in sad conditions and mostly alone. “The first hundred years is the hardest.” Fred Matthew

    Good quotes. Thanks!

    Carl Jung said: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

    “A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.” – Bertrand Russell


  2. Ed Matthew
    May 18, 2012

    Men of Honor Introduction and Motivational Speech:
    ASNF
    The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it’s sunk, he brings it up. If it’s in the way, he moves it. If he’s lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he’ll ever get to being a hero.

    Nine! The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. Ten! If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it’s sunk, he brings it up. If it’s in the way, he moves it. Eleven! If he’s lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he’ll ever get to being a hero. Hell, I don’t know why anybody would want to be a Navy Diver. Now you report to this line, Cookie!


  3. Ed Matthew
    May 18, 2012

    JEREMIAH 18

Leave a Reply to Ed Matthew

Subscribe To Waylon’s Blog

About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

Read More

Recent Tweets

    No public Twitter messages.

Verse of the Day

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)