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We need internal illumination

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Archibald Alexander 1772-1851 When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. John 16:13 A genuine Christian is not only taught out of the Word, but by the Holy Spirit. External teaching, however correct, is not sufficient. We need internal illumination by the Spirit. Not that this divine Instructor teaches […]

O Lord, I beseech You — deliver my soul

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Excerpt from Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan About the midst of this valley, he saw the mouth of Hell — which was very close to the narrow path. “Now,” thought Christian, “what shall I do?” The flame and smoke would continually come out in such abundance, with sparks and hideous noises — things which Christian […]

There is no sweeter pillow than providence

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Charles Spurgeon, “Israel at the Red Sea” How sweet is providence to a child of God, when he can reflect upon it. He can look out into this world, and say, “However great my troubles, they are not so great as my Father’s power. However difficult may be my circumstances, yet all things are working […]

We look for everybody to sympathize with us

Friday, June 29th, 2018

James Smith Important Question 1858 Should it be according to your mind? Job 34:33 We are prone to be fretful, to complain of the dispensations of Divine Providence, and to reflect harshly upon the Lord’s dealings with us. We want our own way. We wish to carve for ourselves. We would be treated as God’s […]

Your work is not yet done

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

“Every Day” Author unknown, 1872 You have not yet come to the rest and the inheritance which the Lord your God is giving you. –Deuteronomy 12:9 These words were addressed to the people of Israel in reference to their entrance into Canaan. A better rest and a more glorious inheritance are in reserve for the […]

So far as we attain to this, we are secure from disappointment

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

One of the greatest privileges and brightest ornaments of our profession is a sweet acquiescence in the Lord’s will, founded in a persuasion of His wisdom, holiness, sovereignty and goodness. So far as we attain to this, we are secure from disappointment. Our own limited views and short-sighted purposes and desires may be, and will […]

One of the secrets of a happy and beautiful life

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

by J.R. Miller As your days, so shall your strength be. Deuteronomy 33:25 One of the secrets of happy and beautiful life, is to live one day at a time. Really, we never have anything to do any day, but the bit of God’s will for that day. If we do that well we have […]

Repentance is a flower which does not grow in nature’s garden

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) DEVICE 5: TO PRESENT GOD TO THE SOUL AS ONE MADE UP ALL OF MERCY Oh! says Satan, you need not make such a matter of sin, you need not be so fearful of sin, not so unwilling to sin; for God […]

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Letters of John Newton Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. 1 Timothy 1:15 Dear Sir, I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton. I beg you to inform my friends in Scotland, that if any letters come to me addressed to Doctor Newton, […]

Though sin dwells in the regenerate, yet it does not reign over the regenerate

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) DEVICE 4: By presenting to the soul the best men’s sins, and by hiding from the soul their virtues:… as by setting before the soul the adultery of David, the pride of Hezekiah, the impatience of Job, the drunkenness of Noah, the […]

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