In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed; they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.”
It is in the kiln of spiritual battle and adversity that the character of Christ is hardened in us.
—Billy Ricks, from KneEmail
“Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” —1 Timothy 4:3