Joseph Barber Lightfoot - Quotes

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Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee. ---->>>

Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance. ---->>>

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life. ---->>>

Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength. ---->>>

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also. ---->>>

Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure. ---->>>

I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success. ---->>>

This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency. ---->>>

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only. ---->>>

God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also. ---->>>

The success and the failure are not my concern, but His. ---->>>

There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow. ---->>>

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. ---->>>

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice. ---->>>

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it. ---->>>

So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them. ---->>>

So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed. ---->>>

God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ, because they are my brothers and sisters. ---->>>

If you are apostles at all, you are apostles, not of men, nor by man. Your sufficiency is of God. ---->>>

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable. ---->>>

The Church in England is the Church of England. ---->>>

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread. ---->>>

To make your people understand what righteousness is, this must be the basis of all your teaching. ---->>>

You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God. ---->>>

But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters. ---->>>

We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us. ---->>>

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair. ---->>>

Words contract a significance which clings to them long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away. ---->>>

Yes, God is the end of your work, but He is the beginning also. ---->>>

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: April 13, 1828
Birthplace:
Die: December 21, 1889
Occupation: Theologian
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Joseph Barber Lightfoot (13 April 1828 – 21 December 1889), also known as J. B. Lightfoot, was an English theologian and Bishop of Durham.(wikipedia)