Sips from Ancient Wells

“There is no time yours but the present time, no day yours but the present day; therefore, do not please and feed yourselves with hopes of time to come; that you will repent, but not yet; and lay hold on mercy, but not yet; and give yourselves up to the Lord next week, next month, next year; for that [same] God who has promised you mercy and favor upon the day of your return [to him], has not promised to prolong your lives till that day comes.” — Thomas Brooks

Sips from Ancient Wells

True grace will enable a man to step over the world’s crown to take up Christ’s cross; to prefer the cross of Christ above the glory of the world. Godfrey, first king of Jerusalem, refused to be crowned with a crown of gold, saying that it was not becoming of a Christian there to wear a crown of gold where Christ had worn a crown of thorns”. Thomas Brooks, from Smooth Stones taken from Old Brooks, pg. 46