When we have a controversy with the wicked, we should take heed that personal feelings do not rule us, but that only our interest in God’s quarrel with them moves us.
– David Dickson
He that will be angry and still not sin, must be angry only about sin.
– John Trapp
We should never be angry except at sin, and this should always be that which we oppose in our anger. Persons sin in their anger when they are selfish in it; for we are not to act as if we were our own, or for ourselves simply, since we belong to God, and not to ourselves. When a fault is committed wherein God is sinned against, and persons are injured by it, they should be chiefly concerned because it is against God; for they should be more concerned about God’s honor than for their own temporal interests.
– Jonathan Edwards
Does it grieve you, my friends, that the name of God is being taken in vain and desecrated? Does it grieve you that we are living in a godless age? We are living in such an age, and the main reason we should be praying about revival is that we are anxious to see God’s name vindicated and His glory manifested. We should be anxious to see something happening that will arrest the nations, all the peoples, and cause them to stop and to think again.
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones