19 Jim Elliot Quotes

  • "Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Holiness, Grief


  • "I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Salvation, Christ, The Cross


  • "Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Obedience


  • "Wherever you are - be all there."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Philosophy, Life


  • "Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Grace, Forgiveness, Restoration


  • "Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Examples, Leadership


  • "Why do you need a voice when you have a verse."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: The Bible


  • "The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Prayer, Contentment


  • "Those whimpering Stateside young people will wake up on the Day of Judgment condemned to worse fates than these demon-fearing Indians, because, having a Bible, they were bored with it - while these never heard of such a thing as writing."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: The Bible, Ignorance, Youth


  • "God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life that I may burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life but a full one like You, Lord Jesus."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Surrender, Life


  • "Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!"

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Holiness, Contentment


  • "I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Obedience, Rest


  • "When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Death


  • "Unwillingness to accept God's "way of escape" from temptation frightens me what a rebel yet resides within."

    - Jim Elliot
    Topics: Humility, Temptation, Rebellion



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