Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
|Died||29 March 1661
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.
To believe Christ's cross to be a friend, as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith.
See that you buy the field where the Pearl is; sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory: many are lying dead by the way, slain with security.
When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.
We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience… It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.
Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.
Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but himself.
I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.