Saturday, February 19, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!”

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

"No one, I repeat, may assert that he [the devil] might not use the basest means to ensnare a minister of Christ, and thus mar his testimony and destroy his usefulness. But it cannot be asserted too often or too plainly that his normal effort is teach us how weak we are; deaden or destroy our sense of dependence upon God.

For sin may humble a Christian; but human philosophy and religion can only foster his self-esteem. And pride is the "snare of the devil"; not humility."

(From "The Silence of God" by Sir Robert Anderson, c. 1897)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. Good...went with my prayers this morning. Thanks!

  2. I hate to even admit the devil is real and give him any power at all - but i know he is real. Good that God is stronger and great.


  3. Janette - Glad you enjoyed it. I liked how it pointed out that the enemy works hard to keep us away from humility - because when we are humbled, we are more apt to seek the face of God.

    Sandie - Yes, I'm with you. Don't like to give him any of the limelight. However, I am also so grateful that "greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world." AMEN to that!


  4. Ah, yes! Human philosophy fosters self-esteem--not humility. And pride, lack of dependence on God is the enemy's goal.

    I like that. It's a subtle trap I fall into too often.

    Thank you for your rich post, Sharon. Hope all is going well with you, my friend.


  5. Janis - Hello, my friend. Yes, things are going fine - busy, but good. I'm afraid that the way the enemy uses subtlety against me is way too effective. Pride is not just found in the obvious egomaniac. It is also found in me - in my lack of self-esteem, in my efforts to control others, in my impatient pushing of God's timing, and in a hundred other ways that I am fooled into abandoning my total dependence on God. I must not listen so much...



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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