24 William Secker Quotes

  • "Until we taste the bitterness of our own misery we will never relish the sweetness of God's mercy. Until we see how foul our sins have made us we will never pay our tribute of praise to Christ for washing us... If you would know the heart of your sin then you must know the sins of your heart!"

    - William Secker
    Topics: Bitterness, Mercy, The Heart


  • "Neither the persecuting hand of men, nor the chastising hand of God, relaxed ancient singular saints. Believers resemble the moon, which emerges from her eclipse by keeping her motion, and ceases not to shine because the dogs bark at her. Shall we cease to be professors because others will not cease to be persecutors?"

    - William Secker
    Topics: Persecution


  • "A believer does not perform good works to live - but he lives to perform good works. The Consistent Christian, 1660."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Service


  • "It is better to be a wooden vessel filled with wine, than a golden one filled with water."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Inspiration


  • "Many have passed the rocks of gross sins - who have suffered shipwreck upon the sands of self-righteousness."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "The law, by which God rules us, is as dear to Him as the gospel by which He saves us."

    - William Secker
    Topics: The Gospel


  • "I would neither have you be idle in duties - nor make an idol of duties."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Idleness, Idolatry


  • "A believer puts on the sackcloth of contrition, for having put off the garment of perfection. As the sugar loaf is dissolved, and weeps itself way, when dipped in wine; so do our hearts melt under a sense of divine love."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Repentance


  • "By fasting, the body learns to obey the soul; by praying the soul learns to command the body."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Fasting


  • "Wherefore doth the Lord make your cup run over, but that other men's lips might taste the liquor? The showers that fall upon the highest mountains should glide into the lowest valleys. "Give, and it shall be given you", is a maxim little believed."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Giving


  • "There is no ascertaining the quality of a tree but by its fruits. When the wheels of a clock move within, the hand on the dial will move without. When the heart of a man is sound in conversion, then the life will be fair in profession."

    - William Secker
    Topics: The Heart, Conversion


  • "Christian, if you dwell in the open tent of licentiousness, the wicked will not walk backward, like modest Shem and Japheth, to cover your shame: but they will walk forward, like cursed Ham, to publish it. Thus they make use of your weakness as a plea for their wickedness. Men are merciless in their censures of Christians; they have no sympathy for their infirmity: while God weighs them in more equal scales, and says, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." While a saint is a dove in the eyes of God, he is only a raven in the estimation of sinners."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Persecution


  • "Many complain more of the sorrows to which they are born, than of the sins with which they were born; they tremble more at the vengeance of sin, than at the venom of sin; one delights them, the other scares them."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Sin


  • "A true Christian stands at as great distance from trusting in the best of his services as in the worst of his sins! He knows that the greatest part of his holiness will not make the least part of his justifying righteousness."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Ah, how would natural men soar to heaven - upon the pinions of their own merit! The sunbeams of Divine justice - will soon melt such weak and wax wings!"

    - William Secker
    Topics: Justice



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