Jesus is everything: Because Jesus has come, nothing can be the same again. He came to make us friends with God. He did that by dying – which removed the barrier of sin that exists between every human being and God. Because of Jesus, God is no longer dangerous. Because of Jesus, we can be friends with God. Jesus is everything. We are nothing. Because of Jesus we are now forgiven, loved and delighted in by God.
God is simply not magnificently central in the lives of most of our people. He is not the sun around which all the planets of our daily lives are held in orbit and find their proper God-appointed place. He is more like the moon, which waxes and wanes, and you can go for nights and never think about Him.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
By partaking of Christ, we principally receive a double grace: namely that being reconciled to God through Christ’s blamelessness, we may have in heaven instead of a Judge a gracious Father; and secondly, that sanctified by Christ’s spirit we may cultivate blamelessness and purity of life.
Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.
D. A. Carson
Wisdom is the ability to make good decisions. The fear of the Lord is its foundation, but then one needs to study the way things work, and pay attention to the experience of those who have lived and studied life longer than you.