V. Raymond Edman quotes

  • Don’t question in the dark what God showed you in the light.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Dark #Light

  • I had utterly abandoned myself to Him. Could any choice be as wonderful as His will? Could any place be safer than the center of His will? Did not he assure me by His very presence that His thoughts toward us are good, and not evil? Death to my own plans and desires was almost deliriously delightful. Everything was laid at His nail-scarred feet, life or death, health or illness, appreciation by others or misunderstanding, success or failure as measured by human standards. Only He himself mattered.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Appreciation #Feet #Evil

  • Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Christian #Ethics #Morality

  • It is always too soon to quit.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Quitting

  • Don’t question in the dark what God showed you in the light.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #God #Dark #Light

  • Meekness is marked by silence in the face of abuse and infamy, by submission to God's way, which is higher than our way as heaven is higher than the earth, by submissiveness to others for their welfare. It is the source of inexpressible joy and contentment.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Submission To God #Silence #Joy

  • Faith makes the uplook good, the outlook bright, the inlook favorable, and the future glorious.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Bright Future #Outlook #Glorious

  • The meek are positive and often colorful characters. They are not self-assertive nor self-seeking, to be sure, but rather they are unselfish and uncomplaining, genuinely interested in the welfare of others, creating opportunities to be of service to them, submissive in the face of injuries and insults, silent in the accidents and adversities of life, and bearing with equanimity the infamies and injustices heaped upon them.
    -- V. Raymond Edman

    #Character #Adversity #Opportunity

  • Think of negative speech as verbal pollution. And that's what I've been doing: visualizing insults and gossip as a dark cloud, maybe one with some sulfur dioxide. Once you've belched it out, you can't take it back. As grandma said, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. The interesting this is, the less often I vocalize my negative thoughts, the fewer negative thoughts I cook up in the first place.

  • I'm not sure how to describe my style. A lot of my work is dark and looks a bit sad, which is strange because I'm such a smiley, over-the-top positive guy who wears gold shoes most days.

  • But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral - it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.

  • I love love stories, no matter how dark.

  • The purely righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light; they do not complain of evil, but increase justice; they do not complain of heresy, but increase faith; they do not complain of ignorance, but increase wisdom.

  • Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.

  • The thoughts of others Were light and fleeting, Of lovers' meeting Or luck or fame. Mine were of trouble, And mine were steady; So I was ready When trouble came.

  • Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.

  • With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.