42 Samuel Rutherford Quotes

  • "Christ and His cross are not separable in this life; howbeit Christ and His cross part at heaven's door, for there is no house-room for crosses in heaven. One tear, one sigh, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble cannot find lodging there."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: The Cross


  • "Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Grace


  • "Keep God's covenant in your trials; hold you by His blessed word, and sin not; flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting; forgive a hundred pence to your fellow-servant, because your Lord hath forgiven you ten thousand talents: for, I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin, and offend your Lord, in your sufferings."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Suffering, Sin, Trials


  • "Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Pride


  • "Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Grace


  • "I know that, as night and shadows are good for flowers, and moonlight and dews are better than a continual sun, so is Christ's absence of special use, and that it hath some nourishing virtue in it, and giveth sap to humility, and putteth an edge on hunger, and funisheth a fairfield to faith to put forth itself, and to exercise its fingers in gripping it seeth not what."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Humility


  • "Since He looked upon me, my heart is not my own. He hath run away to heaven with it."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Christ, The Heart


  • "Howbeit your faith seeth but the black side of Providence, yet it hath a better side, and God shall let you see it. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God; hence I infer that losses, disappointments, ill tongues, loss of friends, houses or country, are God's workmen, set on work to work out good to you, out of everything that befalleth you."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Faith, Disappointment, Providence


  • "My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Faith


  • "We are as near to heaven as we are far from self, and far from the love of a sinful world."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Heaven


  • "I wonder many times that ever a child of God should have a sad heart, considering what the Lord is preparing for him."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Heaven


  • "Hunger and longing for Christ hath brought on such a necessity of enjoying Christ that I will not, I do not want him; for I cannot master nor command Christ's love."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Christ


  • "Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Jesus


  • "Believe God's love and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your rock is Christ, and it is not the rock that ebbs and flows but the sea."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Believing, Feelings


  • "Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but himself."

    - Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Contentment



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