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Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices. –2 Corinthians 2:11 Table of Contents The Epistle Dedicatory A Word to the Reader Introduction I. THE PROOF OF THE POINT II. SATAN’S DEVICES TO DRAW […]

Weak and singular and odd

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

by John Newton A consistent Christian, whose integrity, humility, and philanthropy, mark his character and adorn his profession will in time command respect. But his attachment to the unfashionable truths of the Gospel, and his separation from the maxims and pursuits of the world will render him weak and singular and odd in their eyes. […]

Whenever you have felt grateful, have you not also felt happy?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving by Harvey Bluedorn Can you imagine a thankful person who is not happy, or an unthankful person who is happy? Unthankful or ungrateful people feel they are somehow entitled. The more one feels entitled, the less grateful one becomes. A spoiled child is an ungrateful child who feels entitled. Ungrateful self-entitled persons become […]

Our dim eyes cannot read the dark pages

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

by J.R. Miller You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand. John 13:7 Peter could not understand why Jesus should so condescend as to wash his feet. It perplexed and puzzled him, and he shrank from submitting to it. Jesus said, You do not know now what I am […]

The providence of God seemed to run quite contrary to his promise

Friday, October 20th, 2017

God is to be trusted when his providences seem to run contrary to his promises. God promised to give David the crown, to make him king; but providence ran contrary to his promise. David was pursued by Saul, and was in danger of his life, but all this while it was David’s duty to trust […]

Happy is that Christian

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Our Lord has . . . many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren. –J.C. Ryle

Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The Crook in the Lot:The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations & Troubles of This Life by Thomas Boston “…Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend, but will adore. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom […]

The wound religion receives from hypocrites

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The wound religion receives from hypocrites is far more dangerous and incurable than that inflicted on it by the open and scandalous sinner. For religion is never brought into question by the enormous vices of an infamous person; all see and all abhor his sin. But when a man shall have his mouth full of […]

You will see the reason

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Edward Payson 1783-1827 What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand. John 13:7 Above all, I would say to the Christian: Never distrust the kindness, the love, the wisdom and faithfulness of your Savior, but confide in Him who has promised that all things shall work together for your […]

Wisdom can readily transform memory into an angel of comfort

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon May 28, Evening This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. –Lamentations 3:21 Memory is frequently the bond slave of despondency. Dispairing minds call to remembrance every dark foreboding in the past, and dilate upon every gloomy feature in the present; thus memory, clothed in sackcloth, presents […]


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