Theodore Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Theodore
Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
1822
1909

American Presbyterian Minister and Religious Writer

Author Quotes

In our father's house it will not be the pearl gate or the streets of gold that will make us happy. But oh, how transcendently glad shall we be when we see our Lord. Perhaps in that "upper room," also, He may show us His hands and His side, and we may cry out with happy Thomas, "My Lord and my God!"

You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity.

"Follow me!" The publican "rose up." This implied immediate action. It was now or never with him. So you must act with prompt obedience. He did the first thing Jesus bade him do. Are you willing to do as much? If not, you are deciding against Christ, and that means death.

It will require more than a few hours of fasting and prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, worldliness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct.

A good book is the very essence of a good man. His virtues survive in it, while the foibles and faults of his actual life are forgotten. All the goodly company of the excellent and great sit around my table, or look down on me from yonder shelves, waiting patiently to answer my questions and enrich me with their wisdom. A precious book is a foretaste of immortality.

Let him who would move and convince others, be first moved and convinced himself.

Answered prayers cover the field of providential history as flowers cover western prairies.

Never despair of a child. The one you weep the most for at the mercy-seat may fill your heart with the sweetest joys.

Any church which forsakes the regular and uniform for the periodical and spasmodic service of God, is doomed to decay; any church which relies for its spiritual strength and growth entirely upon seasons of "revival," will very soon have no genuine revivals to rely on. Our holy God will not conform His blessings to man's moods and moral caprice. If a church is declining, it may require a "revival" to restore it; but what need was there of its declining?

None but a theology that came out of eternity can carry you and me safely to and through eternity.

As a child walking over a slippery and dangerous path cries out, "Father, I am falling!" and has but a moment to catch his father's hand, so every believer sees hours when only the hand of Jesus comes between him and the abysses of destruction.

Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood.

As long as we work on God's line, He will aid us. When we attempt to work on our own lines, He rebukes us with failure.

Religion's home is in the conscience.—Its watchword is the word "ought."—Its highest joy is in doing God's will.

Blessed be the discipline which makes me reach out my soul's roots into closer union with Jesus! Blessed be the dews of the Spirit which keep my leaf ever green! Blessed be the trials which shake down the ripe, golden fruits from the branches.

Sufficient to each day are the duties to be done and the trials to be endured. God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.

For a few brief days the orchards are white with blossoms. They soon turn to fruit, or else float away, useless and wasted, upon the idle breeze. So will it be with present feelings. They must be deepened into decision, or be entirely dissipated by delay.

The best days of the church have always been its singing days.

God always has an angel of help for those who are willing to do their duty.

The Bible is full of trees; from the time when Adam and Eve sat under their shadow in Eden, on to that splendid vision of the, New Jerusalem, where the tree of life bears twelve manner of fruits and its leaves are for the healing of the nations. Absalom's oak, and Elijah's juniper, and Jonah's gourd, and the sycamore which hoisted little Zaccheus into notice, are all familiar to every Sunday school scholar. Our Lord hung one of His most solemn parables on the boughs of a barren fig tree, and drew one of His most apt illustrations of the growth of His kingdom from the mustard which becomes tall enough for the birds to nestle in its branches.

God does not give us ready money. He issues promissory notes, and then pays them at the throne. Each one of us has a check-book.

The firmament of the Bible is ablaze with answers to prayer.

God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.

The Master will not keep His hand under our arms when we go on forbidden ground. Presumptuous Peter needed, a sharp lesson, and he got it. That bitter cry at the foot of the stairs bespoke an awful fall. How many such are rising daily into God's listening ears.

God sometimes washes the eyes of His children with tears in order that they may read aright His providence and His commandments.

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First Name
Theodore
Last Name
Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
Birth Date
1822
Death Date
1909
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American Presbyterian Minister and Religious Writer