QUOTE (Richard Baxter) – Nov 19

November 19, 2013

English: Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

“Remember the perfections of that God whom you worship, that he is a Spirit, and therefore to be worshipped in spirit and truth; and that he is most great and terrible, and therefore to be worshipped with seriousness and reverence, and not to be dallied with, or served with toys or lifeless lip-service; and that he is most holy, pure, and jealous, and therefore to be purely worshipped; and that he is still present with you, and all things are naked and open to him with whom we have to do. The knowledge of God, and the remembrance of his all-seeing presence, are the most powerful means against hypocrisy.”
~ Richard Baxter

In honor of Richard Baxter, who defied the English law forbidding him to preach on this date in 1672.


  1. Great quote. Baxter had a knack for getting to the point. He was right, God is not someone to be trifled with! Another quote of his, taken from The Reformed Pastor, has served me well in my ministry. You can find it here: http://exaltinggod.net/2013/01/24/a-question-worth-answering/

    • Brian – thanks for the link. That is a great quote: “This is the sanctification of your studies, when they are devoted to God, and when He is the end, the object, and the life of them all.” A wonderful reminder for all that we do. Thanks for sharing it.
      God Bless!

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