On Religion and Love – A.W. Pink

“All religion is in effect love.
Faith is thankful acceptance,
and thankfulness is an expression of love.
Repentance is love mourning.
Yearning for holiness is love seeking.
Obedience is love pleasing.
Self-denial is the mortification of self-love.
Sobriety is the curtailing of carnal love.”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul (p.453)

On Meeting God in the Domestic Tasks -A.W. Pink

“Intimate fellowship with God can be enjoyed not only by one in the cloister but by the housewife while engaged in her domestic tasks and by her husband as he works for his daily bread. God graciously communes with each of His people while they are about their secular duties as there are discharged in obedience to Him.”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (p.313)

On Grace Being More Potent than Nature -A.W. Pink

“Grace is more potent than nature: it can make the timid courageous, cool the most hotheaded, quiet the impetuous. Grace works submissiveness in the most impulsive. It makes our hearts calm when outward circumstances are tempestuous, and though God lets loose His winds upon us, He can keep us from being discomposed by them and lay the same command upon our passions as upon angry waves: ‘Peace, be still.’ (Mark 4:39)”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (p.341)