The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave - with both ends kicked out.
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, 'Shake well before using.' That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.