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Spiritual Wisdom – 33 Quotes From Great Christians to Help Every Pastor

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Quoting Isaiah 29, the Apostle Paul warned us against the wrong kind of wisdom: For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” (1 Corinthians 1:19) But that didn’t mean Paul was anti-wisdom. Instead, the great apostle points us all (especially pastors) toward true spiritual wisdom.

Of course, we know that the Bible is chock full of spiritual wisdom, but the Holy Spirit has also spoken to Christian men and women throughout history. I’ve kept a notebook of the wisest quotes I’ve ever heard from my most trusted teachers. Good pastoring and great preaching comes from collecting — and using — the spiritual wisdom of those who have gone before us. Why would you want to go it alone when there’s a great cloud of witnesses for you to draw upon?

Spiritual Wisdom – 33 Quotes from Great Christians:

1. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ~ C.S. Lewis

2. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
~ C.S. Lewis

3. “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” ~ C.S. Lewis

4. “The provision is in the promises.” ~ Derek Prince

5. “I had been my whole life a bell and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.” ~ Annie Dillard

6. “Above all the grace and gifts that Christ gives to His beloved is that of overcoming ourselves.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

7. “Our old history ends with the Cross; our new history begins with the Resurrection.” ~ Watchman Nee

8. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

9. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

10. “There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” ~ J.S. Bach

These are my top 10 quotes of spiritual wisdom, but there’s even more!