18 Great Jim Elliot Quotes

18 Great Jim Elliot Quotes

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Jim Elliot was a Christian missionary who was brutally killed during Operation Auca in Ecuador. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and studied architecture at Wheaton College. He was killed on the Curary River in Ecuador on January 8, 1956 at the young age of 28.

“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.”

“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.”

“Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.”

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

“I couldn’t have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with!”

“I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you Lord Jesus.”

“If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.”

“It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners.”

“It makes me boil when I think of the power we profess and the utter impotency of our action. Believers who know one-tenth as much as we do are doing one-hundred times more for God, with His
blessing and our criticism. Oh if I could write it, preach it, say it, paint it, anything at all, if only God’s power would become known among us.”

“Lord, make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station, but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.”

“Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores – more than abundantly – what it takes away.”

“No one warns young people to follow Adam’s example. He waited till God saw his need. Then God made Adam sleep, prepared for his mate, and brought her to him.”

“Rest in this – it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you.”

“The shiny paint laid on by curiosity’s hand has worn off. What thing better can a man know than the love of Christ, which passes knowledge?”

“The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.”

“When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.”

“Wherever you are – be all there.”

“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.”