Richard Blackaby from Putting A Face On Grace:
"His grace motivates Him to shower people with undeserved blessings. Grace recognizes people's sin, anger, rebellion, and foolishness but looks beyond all of these to see what these people can become."
From the Quote of Day e-mail from Grace Tabernacle of Ray Pritchard from the August 8, 1992, sermon entitled The Sin No One Will Admit:
"Coveting is nothing more or less than an attempt to improve upon God. The covetous man moans and groans because he believes that he has been treated unfairly. When all the goodies were passed out, he got nothing but crumbs...The coveteous man doubts God's wisdom, God's goodness, God's justice, God's timing and ultimately God's love. Coveting is a terrible sin because it is a surreptitious attack on God Himself. Those who covet are saying, 'God, you haven't taken care of me.' They are blaming God for His failure to meet their needs."Footnote for Job 33:13 from Life Application Study Bible:
"Job's greatest test was not the pain, but that he did not know why he was suffering. Our greatest test may be that we must trust God's goodness even though we don't understand why our lives are going a certain way. We must learn to trust in God who is good not in the goodness of life."From Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on Job 35:
"We have no reason to complain if we have not what we expect, but should be thankful that we have better than we deserve."On a notepad where I had written this quote (I'm not sure of the original source):
"You must be careful how you walk and where you go for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set." ~ Robert E. LeeFrom Your Life Uncommon's blog post entitled "Don't Judge Too Quickly":
"We have to be really careful when we judge others because we are only capable of judging based on our own life experiences. They have experienced something entirely different and so they react differently. We can't judge their choices because we don't fully understand why they have made them the way they have."The Week in Words is hosted by Barbara at Stray Thoughts.