Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink


For Thy Sake
September 20, 2014, 11:18 AM
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“And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake. And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.” (Genesis 30:27,28.)

The above words of Laban deserve to be noticed. This was a remarkable confession of Jacob’s uncle — “The Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.” Laban was not blessed for his own sake, nor on account of any good deeds he had done; but he was blessed “for the sake” of another. Was not God here setting forth under a figure the method or principle by which He was going to bless sinners, namely, for the sake of another who was dear to Him? Do not these words of Laban anticipate the Gospel? and point forward to the present time when we read “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32), and again in 1 John 2:12 “your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.” Yes, this is the blessed truth foreshadowed in Genesis 30:27: God blessed Laban for Jacob’s sake. So again we read in Genesis 39:15 concerning Potiphar, “The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake.” And again we have another beautiful illustration of this same precious fact and truth in 2 Samuel 9:1:

“And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake.”

Reader, have you apprehended this saving truth? That for which we are accepted and saved by God is, not any work of righteousness which we have done, nor even for our believing — necessary though that be — but simply and solely for Christ’s sake.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Wretched Additions
September 17, 2014, 4:44 AM
Filed under: Gleanings In Genesis, Grace, Legalism

“Finally, we are told,

“And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God. And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house, and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee” (Genesis 28:20-22).

How true to life this is! It was not only characteristic of Jacob personally, but typical of us representatively. Jacob failed to rise to the level of God’s grace and was filled with fear instead of peace, and expressed human legality by speaking of what he will do. Oh, how often we follow in his steps! Instead of resting in the goodness of God and appropriating His free grace, like Jacob, we bargain and enter into conditions and stipulations. May the God of Grace enlarge our hearts to receive His grace, and may He empower us to magnify His grace by refusing to defile it with any of our own wretched additions.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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The Key
October 17, 2013, 7:38 PM
Filed under: Divinty of Scripture, Gleanings In Genesis, Glory of Christ, The Bible

“Christ is the key which unlocks the golden doors into the temple of Divine truth.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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The New Birth
December 15, 2011, 5:20 PM
Filed under: Evangelism, Gleanings In Genesis, Modern Pulpits, Soteriology, True Conversion

“Before any of us could be born again God had to work a miracle. Make no mistake on this point; regeneration is the direct result of the supernatural operation of God. This needs to be stressed today, for regeneration has been so misrepresented by modern evangelists that to the popular mind the “new birth” signifies nothing more than a process of reformation. But the new birth is no mere turning over of a new leaf and the endeavor to live a better life. The new birth is very much more than going forward in a religious meeting and taking the preacher’s hand; very much more than signing a card and “joining the church.” The new birth is an act of God’s creative power, the impartation of spiritual life, the communication to us of the Divine nature itself.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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Two Things
March 13, 2010, 5:24 AM
Filed under: Gleanings In Genesis, Glory of Christ, Soteriology

“When Christ came to the earth He did these two things. He revealed the Father’s heart and He exposed man’s enmity. And one of two things always followed: either men hated Him for exposing them, or they accepted such exposure and took refuge in the Grace which He revealed. When Christ exposed the hypocrisy of the Pharisees they hated Him; but when He exposed to the woman at the well her sinful life and condition, she welcomed it, and availed herself of God’s grace. So it is now: those who hear the truth of God faithfully preached, the lost and guilty condition of the natural man fearlessly proclaimed, either they hate it, and seek to hide behind the filthy rags of their own self-righteousness, or they come out into the light, bow to God’s verdict, and casting themselves in the dust before Him as Hell-deserving sinners, believe in the Savior which the Gospel makes known. In which class are you found, dear reader?” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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