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His unwearied care and concern
      (Thomas Bradbury, "Comfort My People" 1897) All along their journey through a world of sin, suffering, and sorrow, the people of God are the subjects of trial, temptation and tribulation. The corruptions of our vile nature, the fierce assaul ... read more

      (J. A. James, "The True Christian" 1846) "You ought to live holy and godly lives." 2 Peter 3:11 Holiness is a very comprehensive word, and expresses a state of mind and conduct that includes many things. Holiness is the work of the Spirit ... read more

How ravishing is the thought!
      "A Song Concerning Lovingkindnesses" #1126, delivered on August 10th, 1873 by C. H. Spurgeon "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love! Therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3 How ravishing is the thought ... read more

How to understand Scripture!
      from Spurgeon’s sermon, "The Golden Key of Prayer" (This gem is primarily for anyone who teaches the bible) John saw a book in the right hand of him that sat on the throne -- a book sealed with seven seals which none was found worthy to open or ... read more

Human guidance?
      (from Winslow's, "The Fragrance of Christ's Name") We have need to be on our watch against the powerful influence of spiritual mentors, lest, fascinated by the fame of some popular leader, we become the willing dupes of a childish superstition, or ... read more

I am full of confusion!
      (J. C. Philpot, "Joy and Gladness for Mourning Souls") "I am full of confusion!" Job 10:15 God is the great Ruler, Director, and Controller of all things! We must not look on the varied events that are ever taking place in this world, as a ... read more

I follow like a little blind child
      (J. A. James, "The Practical Believer Delineated") "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 Strong faith has a firm persuasion of God's ... read more

I have many people in this city!
      "I have many people in this city." Acts 18:10 (by Spurgeon) This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, since God has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, the most debauched and drunken, an elect people who m ... read more

      (edited from "The Bow in the Clouds" by John MacDuff) "I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already completely destroyed." Malachi 3:6 The Unchangeableness of God. What an anchor for a storm ... read more

Infinite wisdom directs every event!
      (from Dagg's "Manual of Theology") "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 It should fill us with joy, that God's infinite wisdom ... read more

      by Matthew Mead "Alas! it is an infinite righteousness that must satisfy for our sins, for it is an infinite God that is offended by us. If ever your sin be pardoned, it is infinite mercy that must pardon it; if ever you be reconciled to God, ... read more

It has an influence over the life
      (J. C. Philpot, "The Precepts of the Word of God") "When you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which effectually works in you who believe." 1 The ... read more

It is all mercy!
      (Thomas Reade, 'Christian Meditations') It is profitable to consider what I deserve, and what I enjoy, to awaken self abasement, and gratitude. If the righteous Lord were to deal with me according to my deservings, I would at this moment b ... read more

Jelly-fish Christianity
      (J. C. Ryle, "One Blood") One plague of our age is the widespread dislike to sound doctrine. In the place of it, the idol of the day is a kind of jelly-fish Christianity--a Christianity without bone, or muscle, or sinew-- without any distinct ... read more

Just the facts, please...
      From Spurgeon's sermon, "Jacob and Esau" "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Romans 9:15. There is a man up in the gallery there, that, work as hard as he likes, he cannot earn more than fifteen shillings a week. And here is another ... read more

Justice sheaths its avenging sword in His heart!
      (Henry Law, "Gleanings from the Book of Life") "God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Cor. 5:21 It is a comforting thought, that the sins thus removed from the guilty an ... read more

      From Spurgeon's sermon, "Justice Satisfied" God is just. And because God is just sin must be punished. Ah, sinner, if God did not punish your sin, he has ceased to be what he has always been-- the severely just, the inflexibly righteous God. ... read more

Laws of nature?
      (John MacDuff, "Memories of Patmos") "In an instant, I, the Lord Almighty, will come against them with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm and consuming fire." Isaiah 29:6 Winds, and earthquakes, and tempest ... read more

Life is like a painted dream?
      (Winslow, "This God is Our God") "For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." Ps. 48:14 "The world passes away." Everything here in this present world is changing. "Life is like a painted dream, ... read more

Little heathen?
      (The following is from the biography of Joseph Philpot, written by his son) There was nothing my father mistrusted more than 'childhood piety.' He insisted that children should never be taught or allowed to use the language of 'personal posses ... read more

Long, habitual, and uninterrupted mercies?
      (Hannah More, "Prayer") That sun that has shone unremittingly from the day is a stupendous exertion of God's power, an astonishing exhibition of omnipotence. In adoring the providence of God, we are apt to be struck with what is new and out ... read more

Looking down into a filthy pit!
      (J. C. Philpot, "Prevailing Pleas" 1865) "The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" Jer. 17:9 Sometimes we are so astonished . . . at what we are, at what we have been, or at what we a ... read more

Lord Jesus, make me . . .
      (Thomas Reade, "On the Immensity of God") Lord Jesus, make me.... humble, while I meditate on your humility; loving, while I think upon your love; holy, while I dwell upon your purity; just, while I contemplate your righteousness; merciful ... read more

Many suck poison from this sweet flower!
      (by Thomas Watson) There is no rowing to paradise except upon the stream of repenting tears. Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet. Some bless themselves that they have a stock of knowledge, but what is knowledge good for, without re ... read more

      (J. C. Philpot, "The Lord's Merciful Look Upon His People") "Look upon me, and be merciful unto me." Ps. 119:132 When shall we ever get beyond the need of God's mercy? We feel our need of continual mercy . . . as our sins abound, as ... read more

Microscopic love?
      (John MacDuff, "The Night Dream of the Desert") Our Omnipotent God keeps watch over the lichen on the rock, and the lily on the mountain side. He tempers His wind to the fragile flower as it trembles on the lip of the Alpine glacier. He follows ... read more

Modern manufacturers of gods?
      (Spurgeon, "Joy in God" #2550, Romans 5:11) Many are very busy trying to construct a god for themselves, such as they think God ought to be. And it generally turns out that they fashion a god like themselves, for that saying of the psalmist ... read more

Monuments of his mercy?
      From Spurgeon's, "THE SILVER TRUMPET" Christ is a great Savior to meet the great transgressions of great rebels with a great salvation. The vast machinery of redemption was never undertaken for a little purpose. There must be a great end in ... read more

More scarce and precious than a bar of gold!
      (adapted from Octavius Winslow's, "The Redeemer, the Revelation of the Father's Glory" October, 1844) "The time is surely coming," says the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread or water but of heari ... read more

Mysteries and perplexities
      (John MacDuff, "Hospice of the Pilgrim" 1891) "Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things." Matt. 6:32 What a rest is this for weary, burdened wayfarers! It is the assurance not only of a 'needs be' in whatever ... read more

      Spurgeon, "Joshua’s Obedience" No. 796. NATURE is a looking-glass in which I see the face of God. I delight to gaze abroad, and "Look through nature, up to nature's God." We may delight ourselves in the works of God, and find much plea ... read more

      (Winslow, "The Nature and Necessity of Experimental Religion") The spiritual mind, fond of soaring through nature in quest of new proofs of God's existence, and fresh emblems of His wisdom, power and goodness, exults in the thought that it is ... read more

      Winslow, "The Nature and Necessity of Experimental Religion" The spiritual mind, fond of soaring through nature in quest of new proofs of God's existence, and fresh emblems of His wisdom, power and goodness, exults in the thought that it is h ... read more

Never neglect the Word
      Never, never neglect the Word of God. The Word will make your heart rich with truth, rich with understanding, and then your conversation, when it flows from your mouth, will be like your heart-- rich, soothing, and sweet. Make your heart full of rich, ... read more

No chance!
      (John MacDuff, "The Night Watches") "The Lord does whatever pleases Him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths." Ps. 135:6 How blessed that elementary truth: "The Lord reigns!" To know that there is no ch ... read more

No cradle holds an innocent one!
      (Henry Law, "Beacons of the Bible" 1869) When evil fills the heart, evil effects will soon appear. From tainted sources, tainted waters flow. The tree proclaims the qualities of its root. When poison permeates the veins, the whole bod ... read more

O man, plunge into this river!
      (adapted from Spurgeon's sermon, "Precious, Honorable, Beloved" #917.) "I have loved you." Isaiah 43:4. Come, heir of heaven, listen a moment. God has loved you eternally. Before the stars began to shine, and before the sun knew his p ... read more

Of what value is all our knowledge of truth?
      (Octavius Winslow, "Evening Thoughts") Of what value is all our knowledge of truth . . . if it does not lead us to Jesus; if it does not expand our views of His glory; if it does not conform our minds to His image; if it does not incr ... read more

Oh encouraging truth!
      (adapted from Octavius Winslow's "Morning Thoughts") "I the Lord search the heart." Jeremiah 17:10. Solemn as is this view of the Divine character, the believing mind finds in it sweet and hallowed repose. What more consolatory truth in so ... read more

Oh it is a sweet and holy life!
      (Octavius Winslow, "Divine Realities" 1860) "My times are in Your hand." Psalm 31:15 Learn to be content with your present lot, with God's dealings with, and His disposal of, you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutabl ... read more

One gracious purpose of mercy!
      (John Angell James, "Christian Love" 1828) "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him, and are called according to His purpose for them." Romans 8:28 Providence is God's government of the uni ... read more

One truly innocent baby
      (Favell Lee Mortimer, "Family Devotions") "Every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood." Genesis 8:21 "I was born a sinner--yes, from the moment my mother conceived me." Psalm 51:5 "We were born with an evil nature, and we ... read more

Ordering, arranging, and controlling all.
      (From Winslow's, "The Man of God Divinely Prospered") "...the Lord was with Joseph, and whatever he did, the Lord made it to prosper." Genesis 39:23 The Lord is with His saints, ordaining and shaping their every step. The man of God adv ... read more

      By Spurgeon There are many who would like to be thought to be sons of God, and therefore every morning they wickedly say- "Our Father who art in heaven," though God is not their Father. If they were to say, "Our father," to him who is REALLY ... read more

Our Pilot!
      The following is from Spurgeon's sermon, "Multitudinous Thoughts and Sacred Comforts" #883. Remember that your way is ordered by a higher power than your will and choice. The eternal destiny of God has fixed your every footstep. Believe th ... read more

Our proper enjoyment of every earthly blessing?
      Our proper enjoyment of every earthly blessing? (Hannah More, "The Love of God") There are three requirements to our proper enjoyment of every earthly blessing which God bestows on us: 1. A thankful reflection on the goodness of the giver. 2 ... read more

Pestilence! Famine! Earthquake!
      (Bonar, "Man's Misconceptions of the Works of God") "By His mighty acts He governs the people." Job 36:31 God's purpose comes in contact with earth and its dwellers; not generally and by means of laws, but directly and minutely. His ... read more

      by John McDuff "Like as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him." Ps. 103:13 "Abba, Father!" is a Gospel word. A father bending over the sick bed of his weak or dying child; a mother pressing, in tender solitu ... read more

Power, love, kindness, faithfulness, wisdom, goodness
      Power, love, kindness, faithfulness, wisdom, goodness "We trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplus ... read more

Practical Predestination?
      by Octavius Winslow There are no guesses, conjectures, or contingencies with God as to the future. Not only does He know all, but He has fixed, appointed, and ordered "all things after the counsel of his own will." It would seem impossible to for ... read more

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