Friday, June 09, 2017

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

The sweet Word of God. What are you going to do with it? I would set out to learn it. I would read it. I would teach it diligently to my children. I would have the blessing of it. I hope you will. - John R. Rice

You ought to have the Bible in your heart. I wonder how many of you know a lot of Scriptures by heart? How many of you have the general sense of it, the moral standards of it, and the Christ of it in your heart? - John R. Rice

Jesus Christ was for the inspiration of the whole Bible and He quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3. In Matthew 4:4 Jesus said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." And now He says you are to teach this to your children. Teach it diligently, He said. Oh, that doesn't mean casually. - John R. Rice

Do you teach the Word of God diligently to your children? You are not going to do that unless you set a time for it, unless it is regularly scheduled, unless it is big business.
Talk about it, the Scripture says here, "when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Yes, and when you mow the lawn and wash the dishes and wash the car, and watch TV the rest of the time. Talk about the Bible. Teach it diligently to your children. - John R. Rice

Oh, you don't have to let the Devil have your children. You hear, "Well, you can't tell how kids are going to turn out." Mrs. Rice and I made up our minds we would turn them out ourselves; that we would not leave it up to the public schools and the newspapers and the TV and the radio and the high school crowd. We would teach them ourselves. The Bible says, "Teach them diligently unto thy children." You can. God blessed it in our family and He will bless you. - John R. Rice

There is a promise in Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." There is no way to train them up in the way they should go except you go by the Bible and take time to teach them the Bible. Teach it diligently to your children. - John R. Rice

Jesus said in the Beatitudes, "Blessed are the poor. . ." (Matt. 5:3), and again, "Blessed be ye poor" (Luke 6:20).
In the first place, there are more poor people than rich people. And He came for the mass of troubled, sinning, condemned humanity. In some sense, every mortal in the world is poor. The richest man cannot buy one breath or one heartbeat or one day of peace. So long as the richest man thinks of himself as rich and having need of nothing, he will not find blessing in Jesus; but when he knows how poor he is, he will see that he is included. - John R. Rice

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