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Cancer update — Resist the devil and he will flee from you

Monday, December 10th, 2018

In April of 2017 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And, over these past 20 months, the Lord has performed a miracle in my life. No, the cancer has not gone away — my most recent chemo infusion was yesterday. The miracle is that, all this time, the Lord has kept me in a state […]

A saint abroad, and a devil at home

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

by Charles Spurgeon The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad, and a devil at home. There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at church, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do. […]

That restless, invisible, subtle, experienced enemy

Friday, November 9th, 2018

by J.C. Ryle The Gospel of Luke, 1858 Simon, Simon, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. Luke 22:31 We learn here what a fearful enemy the devil is to believers. Satan was near Christ’s flock, though they saw him not. He was longing to accomplish their ruin, though […]

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 […]

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