Thomas Chalmers

The best way to overcome the world, is not with morality or self-discipline. Christians overcome the world by seeing the beauty and excellence of Christ. They overcome the world by seeing something more attractive than the world—the Lord Jesus Christ!”      Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:-Thomas Chalmers


The heart is not so constituted, and the only way to dispossess it of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one-Thomas Chalmers


Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not.-Thomas Chalmers


Write your name in kindness, love and mercy on the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with year by year, and you will never be forgotten. -Thomas Chalmers


Faith is like the hand of the beggar that takes the gift while adding nothing to it. -Thomas Chalmers


I want to feel my own nothingness, I want to give myself up in absolute resignation to God, to lie prostrate and passive at His feet, with no other disposition in my heart than that of merging my will into His will, and no other language in my mouth than that of prayer for the perfecting of His strength in my weakness. -Thomas Chalmers


It is in those times of hopeless chaos when the sovereign hand of God is most likely to be seen.-Thomas Chalmers


Guard against that vanity which courts a compliment, or is fed by it.-Thomas Chalmers


Thousands of men breathe, move, and live; pass off the stage of life and are heard of no more. Why? They did not a particle of good in the world; and none were blest by them, none could point to them as the instrument of their redemption; not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke, could be recalled, and so they perished–their light went out in darkness, and they were not remembered more than the insects of yesterday. Will you thus live and die, O man immortal? Live for something.-Thomas Chalmers


Not till we come to a simple reliance on the blood and mediation of the Saviour, shall we know what it is either to have trust in God, or know what it is to walk before Him without fear, in righteousness and true holiness. -Thomas Chalmers


I take one decisive and immediate step, and resign my all to the sufficiency of my Saviour.-Thomas Chalmers


I feel my disease, and I feel that my want of alarm and lively affecting conviction forms its most obstinate ingredient; I try to stir up the emotion, and feel myself harassed and distressed at the impotency of my own meditations. But why linger without the threshold in the face of a warm and urgent invitation? “Come unto me.” Do not think it is your office to heal one part of the disease, and Christ’s to heal the remainder. -Thomas Chalmers


O God, impress upon me the value of time, and give regulation to all my thoughts and to all my movements.-Thomas Chalmers


In the wildest anarchy of man’s insurgent appetites and sins there is still a reclaiming voice,–a voice which, even when in practice disregarded, it is impossible not to own; and to which, at the very moment that we refuse our obedience, we find that we cannot refuse the homage of what ourselves do feel and acknowledge to be the best, the highest principles of our nature. -Thomas Chalmers


O Heavenly Father, convert my religion from a name to a principle! Bring all my thoughts and movements into a habitual reference to Thee!-Thomas Chalmers