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34 Ravi Zacharias Quotes to Uplift Your Faith

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A powerful collection of Ravi Zacharias Quotes that will inspire your faith, strengthen, and bless you!

With Ravi Zacharias passing on May 19th 2020. I thought it would be nice to honor him with a post of some of my favorite quotes by him. Ravi was an incredible man of God and an amazing Christian apologist of our time.

The church lost a giant. I hope and pray that the seeds Ravi sowed in his life will rise up a generation of Christian apologist the world has never seen.

Here is a part of Ravi Zacharias’ bio from his ministries website. I encourage you to click the link below to learn more about his life.

When former skeptic and seventeen-year-old Ravi Zacharias heard the words of Jesus in John 14:19, “Because I live, you also will live,” the trajectory of his life changed forever. In a time of helplessness and unbelief—when he was on a bed of suicide—the truth of Scripture brought hope to Zacharias, and he committed his life to Christ, promising, “I will leave no stone unturned in my pursuit of truth.” Earlier in John 14, Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” This verse became the cornerstone of Zacharias’s ultimate mission as a Christian apologist and evangelist: to present and defend the truth of Jesus Christ that others might find life in Him…

I have shared other Christian quotes on my site. You can check those out below if you like.

Alright! Let’s enjoy some Ravi Zacharias quotes!

Quotes by Ravi Zacharias

Jesus shed no one’s blood but his own so that death would have no sting for us if we but trust what he’s done. – Ravi Zacharias

I do not believe that one can earnestly seek and find the priceless treasure of God’s call without a devout prayer life. That is where God speaks. The purpose of prayer and of God’s call in your life is not to make you number one in the world’s eyes, but to make him number one in your life. We must be willing to be outshone while shining for God. We hear very little about being smaller in our own self-estimate. – Ravi Zacharias

Yes, if truth is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive.- Ravi Zacharias

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.- Ravi Zacharias

I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because there is no other way I wish to turn. I came to Him longing for something I did not have. I remain with Him because I have something I will not trade. I came to Him as a stranger. I remain with Him in the most intimate of friendships. I came to Him unsure about the future. I remain with Him certain about my destiny. I came amid the thunderous cries of a culture that has 330 million deities. I remain with Him knowing that truth cannot be all-inclusive.- Ravi Zacharias

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God makes appointments with us in our disappointments. To see the pattern we must take three steps involving the heart, the mind, and the cross.- Ravi Zacharias

I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him. – Ravi Zacharias

One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.. – Ravi Zacharias

There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny. – Ravi Zacharias

To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge “- Ravi Zacharias

God is the shaper of your heart. God does not display his work in abstract terms. He prefers the concrete, and this means that at the end of your life one of three things will happen to your heart: it will grow hard, it will be broken, or it will be tender. Nobody escapes. – Ravi Zacharias

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A calling is simply God’s shaping of your burden and beckoning you to your service to him in the place and pursuit of his choosing. – Ravi Zacharias

Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer. – Ravi Zacharias

Only if you are willing to pray sincerely for God’s will to be done and are willing to live the life apportioned to you will you see the breathtaking view of God that he wants you to have, through the windows he has placed in your life. You cannot always live on the mountaintop, but when you walk through the valley, the memory of the view from the mountain will sustain you and give you the strength to carry you through. – Ravi Zacharias

Time is the brush of God, as he paints his masterpiece on the heart of humanity. – Ravi Zacharias

All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Some beliefs are false, and we know them to be false. So it does no good to put a halo on the notion of tolerance as if everything could be equally true. To deem all beliefs equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that to deny that statement would also, then, be true. But if the denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true. – Ravi Zacharias

You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life. – Ravi Zacharias

You’ll never get to a person’s soul until you understand their hurts – Ravi Zacharias

My longings, my hopes, my dreams, and my every effort has been to live for Him who rescued me, to study for Him who gave me this mind, to serve Him who fashioned my will, and to speak for Him who gave me a voice. – Ravi Zacharias

It is important to understand that it is a prayer life that builds character that honors God – Ravi Zacharias

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Everyone – pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist – has to answer these questions: ‘Where did I come from? What is life’s meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?’ Those are the fulcrum points of our existence. – Ravi Zacharias

The grace of forgiveness, because God Himself has paid the price, is a Christian distinctive and stands splendidly against our hate-filled, unforgiving world. God’s forgiveness gives us a fresh start. – Ravi Zacharias

The love of God shows us that God alone bridges the distance between him and us, enabling us to see this world through Calvary. – Ravi Zacharias

“Marriage brings together not just a man and his wife but their children and their struggles. To suddenly drop the partner who has carried that load with you along life’s journey for all these years for someone with no strings or worries attached is cruel. Marriage is not a commercial enterprise in which you replace a car you have tired of with another one.”
– Ravi Zacharias

When you come to religion, you come to a place. When you come to Jesus Christ, you come to a person. – Ravi Zacharias

God doesn’t respond because someone opens up some new insight for Him. No. In persistent, fervent prayer, God prepares the soil of one’s heart to make room for the seed of His answer, from which will flower an alignment with His will. – Ravi Zacharias

God doesn’t respond because someone opens up some new insight for Him. No. In persistent, fervent prayer, God prepares the soil of one’s heart to make room for the seed of His answer, from which will flower an alignment with His will. – Ravi Zacharias

Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone. – Ravi Zacharias

Faith is a thing of the mind. If you do not believe that God is in control and has formed you for a purpose, then you will flounder on the high seas of purposelessness, drowning in the currents and drifting further into nothingness. – Ravi Zacharias

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God trained Moses in a palace to use him in a desert. He trained Joseph in a desert to use him in a palace.- Ravi Zacharias

Often we are not aware of how close we are to that which we need but we think we do not have. In His grace, God has placed some hidden gold somewhere in all of us that meets our need at a desperate moment. – Ravi Zacharias

Time isn’t just a fleeting thing. It never moves forward without engraving its mark upon the heart. – Ravi Zacharias

Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character. – Ravi Zacharias

Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character. – Ravi Zacharias

Love is hard work. It is the hardest work I know of, work from which you are never entitled to take a vacation. – Ravi Zacharias

If you would like to see Ravi’s memorial service, you can watch it below. It’s a beautiful tribute to him.

I hope you have enjoyed these quotes! I know for me reading through them has made me think and want to draw closer to God.

Ravi was an incredible person and

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