For me, nothing quite enlivens the soul like a powerful quote. They can inspire us, challenge us, and provide a fresh perspective on our everyday experiences. In my search for inspiration, one name that has consistently resonated with me is that of Alistair Begg. A leading voice in Christian evangelism and theology, Begg's wisdom has been distilled into numerous impactful and memorable quotes that have given me guidance in various facets of my life. This is why I wanted to share my favorite Alistair Begg quotes with you, in hopes they can offer you the same comfort, insight, and inspiration they have provided for me.
Alistair Begg Quotes (2023)
As we dive into the ocean of Alistair Begg's wisdom, one can expect to be submerged in truth, love, faith, and profound insights into life and God. The quotes that I am about to share offer a snapshot of the depth of his teachings. So, let's leap into this divine wisdom and explore unique quotes from Alistair Begg.
"When you stand before God you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus' or that virtue 'was not convenient at the time.' This will not suffice."
"The main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things."
"The hard right against the easy wrong."
"Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin."
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grief's develop us."
"As a follower of Christ, I am called to majestic destiny."
"The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God."
"God's plan is not simply to save individuals but also to save a people for himself."
"The Christian dissatisfaction with this world will be directly proportionate to the closeness of his walk with God."
"Our good deeds will never erase our bad deeds."
"We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts."
"Conscience is the detective that watches the direction of our steps and decries every conscious transgression."
"God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak."
"God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways."
"Whatever we do, we simply cannot out-give God."
"God has established the world by His wisdom and has stretched out the heavens by His understanding."
"Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life."
"No one can determine when that hour will come. Be on guard, stay awake, because, in the smallest, most unimportant details of life, the voice of God can be heard."
"Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, most noble, most profitable, and most full of joy."
"The true measure of our wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all our money."
"The harvest depends not on a charge to the reaper, but on the life of the seed."
"The Bible provides the only solution that allows for both justice and mercy to meet."
"The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart."
"True evangelism involves not only proclamation of a message, but a corresponding lifestyle to back it up."
"A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves."
"Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelm us."
"Let us remind ourselves that the Great God can make great use of small things."
"The love of Christ is the only resort when life seems unbearable."
"There is plenty of work for Teacups in a Storm."
"If ever you find yourself in circumstances that are overwhelming, always remember that God is greater than our hearts and understands all things."
"It is a good thing God chose me before I was born, because He surely would not have afterwards."
"The wisdom we find from God's Word should affect every decision we make."
"Every step we take is ordered by God."
"It is the hardest thing to give away and the last thing on your mind today. It always goes to the one that declares it doesn't belong."
"What you are when you are alone with God, that you are and no more."
"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible."
"The truth that we have an advocate, a defender who is there in our place, is of great comfort."
"God, give me the faith to go through this door, the wisdom to know when to shut if it is not your will and the strength to keep it shut if that is what I am to do."
"The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender."
"It's in moments of difficulty and trial that our faith is tested, not when we're sitting on top of the world."
"Repentance is the genuine turning from sin towards Jesus Christ."
"God doesn't make us holy in an instant, but he begins to make us holy in the moment of conversion."
"The setting of our life is as much our making, as the work of God."
"If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts."
"Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways."
"We stand tallest and strongest on our knees."
"The provision of God that is made in the Scriptures through the Gospel is one that is accessible to all."
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at."
"God's love is the most powerful healing force in the world."
"We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by His truth."
"We cannot alter the past but we can put our past on the altar for God to alter."
"Remember nothing is wasted. The years you spent learning what was true were not a waste."
"It's doubt that drives men to faith. It is uncertainty that makes us look for a rock to stand on."
"The position of our affairs is the place where God has placed us."
"The call of God is not to come to church; the call of God is to be the church."
"God waits for us to make a space for him, then he comes."
"The same Bible which teaches that God guarantees our eternal security, also teaches that Christians can be lethargic, cold and indifferent to things of God."
"Transforming a heart into a childlike faith is the work of the Spirit of God."
"Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way."
"Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it."
"Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can."
"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies."
"God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor."
"Service for God that costs nothing accomplishes nothing."
"Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine."
"Real freedom is freedom from the opinions of others. Above all, freedom from your opinions about yourself."
"We should be living in such a way as to show that there is a depth to life that those who do not know Christ have never experienced."
"When we depend on anything smaller than God to provide us with the security, significance, meaning, and value that we long for, God will love us enough to take it away."
"You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read."
"God's love is not something He so much possesses as it possesses Him."
"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"
"God honors the heart that honors His word."
"To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses."
"If you have time to worry, you have time to pray."
"Change is the key that unlocks the door to the Promised Land of fruitfulness."
"Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things."
"Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."
"The real value of a treasure is the most that someone is willing to pay to acquire it."
"God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go."
"Our best decisions are often what we choose not to get involved in."
"The Gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life."
"Remember that the Spirit of God can only lead you if you are willing to be led and are careful to obey."
"When we walk with the Lord, obedience does not cost; it pays."
"To realize God's presence is the one sovereign remedy against all the ills of life."
"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."
"God has never made a promise that was too good to be true."
"The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid."
"The believer is called to get into the world this week as the salt of the earth."
"Much confusion in the Christian life comes not from the lack of direction, but from the unwillingness to wait."
"If you have met with the Lord this morning, the devil himself cannot take that joy from you."
"If we dedicated more time to the Lord, maybe we wouldn't fall apart when life gets hard."
"Becoming mature Christians requires feeding on the solid truths of the Word, digesting them, and applying them to our lives."
"True believers are not only justified by faith but they live by faith."
"We do not segment our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves."
"The degree of our spiritual strength will be in direct proportion to the time we spend in God's word."
"Experiences are often God's way of teaching believers great truths about Himself."
"Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon."
"In spite of the fact that life is full of trials and troubles, we are not to worry. Over and over again we see this in scripture."
"It’s in the valleys where God proves Himself to be all that He claims to be."
"Living by faith is no threat to a holy God."
"God demands our complete trust."
"The more we understand about God the less we understand about our troubles."
"Our minds stretch when we read the Bible."
"Today is history; tomorrow is a mystery."
"Jesus’ death is the center of history."
"Our view of ourselves should be accurate, not high, not low."
"Focusing on Jesus makes everything else fall into place."
"The Christian life is like riding a tandem bike. Jesus must be in the front seat."
"Living by faith involves dying to self."
"The more we get to know Jesus, the more we will live like Him."
"Church is not to be a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners."
"Being justified by God means we have been acquitted from our sin's penalty."
"Jesus voluntarily died. People did not take His life from Him; He laid it down."
"Each of us must face death alone."
"God gives us responsibilities so that we might grow."
"The Christian is called not simply to get out of the world, copying its ways, and observing its strategies."
"Jesus paid the debt of sin for our sake, so we now work for Him not out of duty but out of gratitude."
"The more we understand the depth of our sin, the more we'll appreciate God’s grace."
"A mark of spiritual growth is when we stop making excuses and start making changes."
"Praise sharpens our perspective."
"More important than what we do for God, is what God does for us."
"Our most powerful testimony is how we treat others when we’re powerfully tested."
"Those truly walking with God live in tension with this world."
"Consistent discipline is a key to significant accomplishment."
"The biggest distractions in our lives are often the ones we create."
"The closer we walk with God, the clearer we see His guidance."
"When God forgives, He forgets."
"Revolving your life around God is the path to true happiness."
"The Christian's Bible is a software package: it’s coded, and it needs to be regularly updated to keep in step with the latest viruses that may attempt to corrupt our souls."
"The Bible is comparable to software, which needs to be downloaded every day."
"The truth of Scripture is intended not merely to inform us, but to transform us."
"Prayer is a time for admitting our need, for adopting humility, and for claiming dependence upon God’s perfect grace."
"A crisis doesn’t make a person; it reveals what a person is made of."
"Jesus came not to make life easy, but to make people right."
"We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time."
"God has the last word on all hysteria. He has the final word on all panic."
"Anxiety and fear do not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empty today of its strength."
"Fear can keep us up all night long but faith makes one fine pillow."
"The Scriptures are the supreme tool by which God sanctifies His own."
"There is immense power in stillness. A word from the quiet will impact more than a dozen from the tempest."
"Faith creates quiet hearts, trusting the ocean of Christ’s love, despite the winds and the waves."
"God’s Word is our true guide and the source of our steadfast hope."
"The foundation of lasting confidence is found in the remarkable nature of God’s love."
"When you’re in over your head, remember God isn't."
"Our faith begins and ends with the love of God."
"God’s Word teaches us how to live and equips us to serve Him effectively."
"We are saved by grace, we live by faith, we walk in love."
"A life centered on Christ is a life well anchored. This world is a sea of shifting sand. Christ is a solid Rock on which we stand."
After spending time diving into the profound and motivational words of Alistair Begg, I find myself repeatedly awed by the simplicity and truth that they encapsulate. These quotes have not only served as an essential guidepost in my journey, but they also remind us about the importance of perseverance, humility and faith.
My hope is that these Alistair Begg quotes might help illuminate your path, spark a fresh perspective, or simply provide you with a moment of contemplation and peace in the midst of your bustling life. Remember, the power of words can change our outlook, turning daunting challenges into opportunities for growth. Now that's something to keep in our hearts!