Saturday, June 12, 2010

For the Love of Quotes

My son, Brennan shared this powerful quote on his Facebook:

"People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated." — D.A. Carson

11 comments:

Karen said...

Wow! Those are powerful words...and sadly, so true oftentimes...I'm going to print this one....

Miss Debbie said...

Whoa! Talk about stepping on some toes! Ouch! Great quote to share...thanks!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Great Truth in this quote. Your son is wise beyond his years. I know you thank God daily for that blessing. Thank you for sharing this inspiration today.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a powerful truth D.A. Carson has shared! WOW!! I'll need to share this quote as well.

Praying you have a BLESSED week!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Powerful, profound, and precise.

Thanks for sharing it with me. Love you.

peace~elaine

Jennifer said...

How very true - such powerful thoughts. Hope you are doing well and enjoying summer. This is a great quote to remember amid the "laziness" of summer....

Have a great week -

Miss Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lea said...

Words of truth and wisdom there!!!
I'm slouching over the indiscipline of lost self-control. My nail was hit on my head a little! :)

Love ya girl!
Tell that boy of yours I'm ready for another cool quote!

Kathy S. said...

Wow! Wow. My prayer is for ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to do His will.

Powerful quote!

Cheryl said...

So true!!

Love,

Cheryl

Becky said...

Love that quote. So much truth in there.