By tsnodeJuly 5, 2008Spiritual Growth I read a few quotes recently by Bob Jones, Sr., and I thought you might profit from them. Finish the job. No doubt the trouble is with you. The greatest ability is dependability. You and God make a majority in your community. The test of your character is what it takes to stop you. You can borrow brains, but you cannot borrow character. The acid test of our love for God is obedience to His Word. Don’t sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate. It’s never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right. Beware of unreasonable people. Good men are always reasonable. The door to the room of success swings on the hinges of opposition. The measure of your responsibilities is a measure of your opportunities. If you will give God your heart, He will comb all the kinks out of your head. Beware of the man who kowtows to his superiors or who is rude to his inferiors. Trust God as if it all depends upon Him, and work as if it all depends upon you. When gratitude dies on the altar of a man’s heart, that man is well-nigh hopeless. Like it or not, you will have to live somewhere forever; so you better learn how to live. It’s no disgrace to fail; it is a disgrace to do less than your best to keep from failing. The religions of the world say, “Do and live.” The religion of the Bible says, “Live and do.” Mere education is not enough. You cannot put a man in the penitentiary for forgery until you first teach him to write.