41 J.I. Packer Quotes

  • "The character of God is today, and always will be, exactly what it was in Bible times. God is forever what at that moment, three thousand years ago; He told Moses that He was."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: God


  • "Knowing God is more than knowing about Him; it is a matter of dealing with Him as He opens up to you, and being dealt with by Him as He takes knowledge of you. Knowing about Him is a necessary precondition of trusting in Him, but the width of our knowledge about Him is no gauge of our knowledge of Him."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: God


  • "There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Salvation, Worship


  • "Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Repentance


  • "We must learn to measure ourselves, not by our knowledge about God, not by our gifts and responsibilities in the church, but by how we pray and what goes on in our hearts. Many of us, I suspect, have no idea how impoverished we are at this level. Let us ask the Lord to show us."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Prayer, The Heart


  • "Calvary not merely made possible the salvation of those for whom Christ died; it ensured that they would be brought to faith and their salvation made actual."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: The Cross


  • "Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Prayer, Wisdom, Judging


  • "Jesus' pattern prayer, which is both crutch, road, and walking lesson for the spiritually lame like ourselves, tells us to start with God: for God matters infinitely more than we do."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Holiness


  • "The focus of health in the soul is humility, while the root of inward corruption is pride. In the spiritual life, nothing stands still. If we are not constantly growing downward into humility, we shall be steadily swelling up and running to seed under the influence of pride."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Humility


  • "It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the most profound unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. God became man; nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the incarnation."

    - J.I. Packer
    Topics: Christmas



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