“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” (William Shakespeare)
“The wicked have only accomplices, the voluptuous have only companions in debauchery; self-seekers have only associates; politicians have only their factions; the generality of idle men has only connections; princes have only courtiers; virtuous men alone possess friends.” (Voltaire)
While we may judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must trust judgment of persons and their sins to the justice and mercy of God.
“It is a great thing to go down to history as the man with the open house or as the man with the brotherly heart. Someday people will sum us up in one sentence. What will that sentence be?” (William Barclay, The Letter to the Romans, Westminster, rev. ed., p. 220)
While the audience’s condition determines what the preacher will teach, the audience does not get to choose what they will hear
Gaius of Derbe, a city in the Roman province of Galatia in Asia Minor, in the region of Lycaonia, is named as one of Paul’s seven traveling companions who waited for him at Troas
God’s record of the righteous began long before the New Testament was written. It is a book open enough for the righteous to know whether their names are written in it