40 Robert Murray McCheyne Quotes

  • "It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Self-righteousness is the largest idol of the human heart - the idol which man loves most and God hates most. Dearly beloved, you will always be going back to this idol. You are always trying to be something in yourself, to gain God's favor by thinking little of your sin, or by looking to your repentance, tears, prayers; or by looking to your religious exercises, your frames, etc; or by looking to your graces, the Spirit's work in your heart. Beware of false Christ


  • "Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Eternity


  • "O believing brethren! What an instrument is this which God hath put into your hands! Prayer moves Him that moves the universe."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two: your life preaches all week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating, he has ruined your ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words, from God."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Preaching, Holiness


  • "Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health. It is the treading of the grapes that brings out the sweet juices of the vine; so it is affliction that draws forth submission, weanedness from the world, and complete rest in God. Use afflictions while you have them."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Affliction, Health


  • "Your afflictions may only prove that you are more immediately under the Father's hand. There is no time that the patient is such an object of tender interest to the surgeon, as when he is bleeding beneath his knife. So you may be sure if you are suffering from the hand of a reconciled God, that His eye is all the more bent on you."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Affliction


  • "Remember you are God's sword -- His instrument -- I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Christians


  • "The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Christians


  • "God will either give you what you ask or something far better."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Blessings


  • "The loving and much loved wife is satisfied with the love of her husband; his smile is her joy, she cares little for any other. So, if you have come to Christ, thy Maker is thine husband - His free love to you is all you need, and all you can care for - there is no cloud between you and God - there is no veil between you and the Father; you have access to Him who is the fountain of happiness - what have you to do any more with idols? Oh! If your heart swims in the rays of God's love, like a little mote swimming in the sunbeam, you will have no room in your heart for idols."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Contentment, Jesus


  • "When God gives a promise, He always tries our faith. Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind, so faith takes a firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Faith


  • "We do not know the value of Christ, if we will not cleave to Him unto death!"

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Death


  • "I ought to pray before seeing any one. Often when I sleep long, or meet with others early, it is eleven or twelve o'clock before I begin secret prayer. I feel it is far better to begin with God-to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Give yourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. If you do not pray, God will probably lay you aside from your ministry, as He did me, to teach you to pray."

    - Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Prayer



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