Thomas Chalmers Quotes

Here are three great quotes from Thomas Chalmers, whose life was recently remembered by Darrin Brooker.

  • “My God, spiritualise my affection! Give me to know what it is to have the intense and passionate love of Christ.”
  • “We do not steady a ship by fixing the anchor on aught that is within the vessel. The anchorage must be without. And so of the soul, when resting, not on what it sees in itself, but on what it sees in the character of God, the certainty of His truth, the impossibility of His falsehood.”
  • “Only three things are truly necessary in order to make life happy: the blessing of God, the benefit of books, and the benevolence of friends.”

The second one applies to my penultimate post on Holland. The third could well form the three headings of a talk. I would love to see what a Spurgeon would have done with three such headings!

HT: Darrin Brooker: Thomas Chalmers ; Ian Clary: Thomas Chalmers.