Quote of the Week


On my sidebar I have the “Quote of the Week.” It’s not quite weekly but I’ll change it from time to time. Past quotes can be found at my QUOTES tab on top. This week’s quote is from Henry Scougal, a 17th century English puritan who wrote a little book call The Life of God in the Soul of Man. George Whitefield, the great 18th century evangelist said of this book, “I never knew what true religion was till God sent me this excellent treatise.” It was Charles Wesley who had given him this book. Charles and John Wesley and Whitefield were part of a group call “The Holy Club” at Oxford.

The following quote also had an instrumental impact on John Piper and is mentioned in his book, Desiring God.

“The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love. He who loveth mean and sordid things doth thereby become base and vile, but a noble and well-placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit into a conformity with the perfections which it loves.” Henry Scougal in The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Think about this quote and measure your soul by the what it loves. What do you love today?


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