Thoughts about Prayer, Blessings, and Tolerance

“Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray–Samuel Chadwick.

“No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it”–Guy H. King.

“The reward for a faithful life is not what you get for it but what you become by it”–Warren Wiersbe.

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done”–Proverbs 19:17.

“When we have no objective values, tolerance for all values is the only value left. That’s why the rights of transgender people to the bathrooms, showers, and sports teams of their choosing are so important . . . . . Once a culture decides that tolerance is its cardinal virtue, it becomes intolerant of anyone it considers intolerant. And never notices the irony”–Jim Denison.

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  1. Kathleen Morris
    May 27, 2016

    Love that Jim Denison quote. I’ve been trying to figure out how to say that!

  2. Scott Hymel
    May 27, 2016

    When absurdity becomes the norm society becomes decadent

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[Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NIV)