Two theologians i really enjoy are Charles H. Spurgeon and Martin Luther. They really get to the heart of a matter with no waste of time or sugar coating - pithy and wonderful! As Brian joked this Sunday, "some reformed guys are close to the Bible," their words really do have a way of cutting straight to the heart. They have brought me to love phrases/quotes such as, "I can not and will not recant,"; "Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail," from Luther and, "No man’s reason would survive a full sight of his own inner self,"; "It is a good thing for the melancholy to become a Christian; it is an unfortunate thing for the Christian to become melancholy" from Spurgeon.
I read this little gem from Martin Luther tonight and just had to share:
"Don't just sit there by yourself or off to one side and hang your head, and shake it and gnaw your knuckles and worry and look for a way out, nothing on your mind except how bad you feel, how you hurt, what a poor guy you are. Get up, you lazy scamp! Down on your knees! Up with your hands and eyes toward heaven!"
Now if you'll excuse me, this scamp has some praying to do ;-)