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Praise God!
      From Spurgeon's, DAVID'S DYING PRAYER "All your works praise you, O God" The stars still sing their Maker's praise; no sin has stopped their voice, no discord has made a jarring note among the harmonies of the spheres. The earth itself sti ... read more

Pride shrinks before the appalling spectacle!
      (Thomas Reade, "Christian Meditations") "When the Spirit comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God's righteousness, and of the coming judgment." John 16:8 The teaching of the Holy Spirit is enlightening, convincing, purifyin ... read more

Pride, worldliness, and covetousness
      (J. C. Philpot, "Contemplations & Reflections") Pride, worldliness, and covetousness may reign rampant, where grosser sins are not committed, or kept hidden from observation. "The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who rea ... read more

Private devotions!
      The following is from Spurgeon's sermon, "A Song at the Well-head" No. 776. Num. 21:16-18 You are retired for your private devotions; you have opened the Bible, and you begin to read. Now, do not be satisfied with merely reading through a ch ... read more

Pure, unalloyed, perfect truth!
      The Bible is a vein of pure gold, unalloyed by quartz or any earthly substance. This is a star without a speck, a sun with a blot, a light without darkness, a moon without it's paleness, and a glory without a dimness. O Bible! It cannot be s ... read more

Put to death by His own creatures!
      (Spurgeon, "The Great Mystery of Godliness") The condescension of Christ became most extraordinary when, at last, our Lord stooped to be put to death by His own creatures! Arraigned before human tribunals, condemned as guilty of the gravest ... read more

Read as an act of worship
      (by Joel Beeke) Read as an act of worship. Read to be elevated into the great truths of God. Be selective about what you read, however. Measure all your reading against the touchstone of the Scripture. So much of today's literature is froth. T ... read more

Read Your Bible!
      by Spurgeon You know more about your ledgers than your Bible; you know more about your magazines and novels than what God has written; many of you will read a novel from the beginning to the end, and what have you got? A mouthful of foam when you a ... read more

Reading the Bible
      by J.C. Ryle 1. READ THE BIBLE WITH AN EARNEST DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND IT. Do not be content to just read the words of Scripture. Seek to grasp the message they contain. 2. READ THE SCRIPTURES WITH A SIMPLE, CHILDLIKE FAITH & HUMILITY. Believe wha ... read more

Romans 8:28
      (adapted from Winslow's, "All Things Working for Good") It is palpably clear and emphatically true that all that occurs in the Lord's government of His people conspires for, and works out, and results in, their highest happiness, their greate ... read more

Secret wickedness!
      from Edwards, "The Final Judgment" Some of you live in secret wickedness. Consider that for all these things, God will bring you into judgment. Secrecy is your temptation. Promising yourselves this, you practice many things, you indulge many lus ... read more

Shut up!
      Thomas Reade, "Christian Experience") They tell the prophets, "Shut up! We don't want any more of your reports." They say, "Don't tell us the truth. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies. Forget all this gloom. We have heard more than enough ... read more

Sin grasps each mother's son in its vile arms
      (Henry Law, "Forgiveness of Sins" 1875) Sin is inborn. It is a hereditary disease. The seeds of every evil are innate in each heart. Let this monster now be boldly faced . . . let its hideous features be narrowly scrutinized; let it be strip ... read more

Slaves of Satan!
      "Then they will come to their senses and escape from the Devil's trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants." 2 Timothy 2:26 In our natural state, we are all the slaves of Satan! We love our foul master, hug his cha ... read more

Slaves of SELF
      (J. C. Philpot, "The Master's Bounty") In our natural state, we are all the slaves of SELF. Self in its various forms . . . proud self, lustful self, covetous self, righteous self, self in some shape or other, is the idol before ... read more

SO MY THEOLOGICAL FRIEND
      Spurgeon, "Inexcusable Irreverence And Ingratitude" Knowledge is of no use if it does not lead to holy practice! So my theological friend over there, who knows so much that he can split hairs over doctrines- it does not matter what you think, or ... read more

Sound theologians!
      from Spurgeon’s, "Plain Words with the Careless" No. 778 Luke 8:28. A man may know a great deal about true religion, and yet be a total stranger to it. He may know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and yet he may be possessed of a devil. ... read more

Sovereign, supreme disposal
      (J. C. Philpot, "Meditations on Ephesians") "And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and He gave Him this authority for the benefit of the church." Ephesians 1:22 God has put all things, events, and circumstances under the ... read more

Subdued by sovereign love!
      (The following is by Spurgeon) "All that the Father gives me shall come to me." - John 6:37 This declaration involves the doctrine of election-- there are some whom the Father gave to Christ. It involves the doctrine of effectual calling-- ... read more

Submit to the appointments of our Maker!
      By John Newton How highly does it become us, both as creatures and as sinners, to submit to the appointments of our Maker! and how necessary is it to our peace! This great attainment is to often unthought of and overlooked; we are prone to fix ... read more

Such is the career of thousands!
      (Bonar, "The Way Of Cain" 1846) Man is weary, toiling for that which is not bread; trying to wring water out of the world's dry sands and broken cisterns. Such is the career of thousands . . . a fruitless worldliness; a life of vanity ... read more

Suck the honey out of it!
      Spurgeon's sermon, "The Minstrel" It is wonderful the effect of a single verse of Scripture when the Spirit of God applies it to the soul. What power would come upon the soul, if we would grasp a single line of Scripture and suck the honey out ... read more

That Heavenly Teacher
      (Philpot, "Daily Words for Zion's Wayfarers") We do not learn that we are sinners merely by reading it in the Bible. It must be wrought, I might say, burnt into us. Nor will anyone sincerely and spiritually cry for mercy, until sin is spiri ... read more

That infallible Eye!
      Spurgeon, "Two Coverings and Two Consequences" Do I address anyone who is just now practicing a 'secret' sin? Believe me, your sin is known. Dexterous though you have been in the attempt to conceal it, it has been seen. As surely as you live, ... read more

That's power!
      Spurgeon, "A WILLING PEOPLE AND AN IMMUTABLE LEADER" The everlasting God exhibits more power in 'turning a sinner from the error of his ways', than in the creation of a world, or the sustentation of a universe! There is no power like it! Shoul ... read more

The atrocities of Joshua?
      (Joel Headley, "Sacred Heroes") "They completely destroyed everything in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep, donkeys—everything." Joshua 6:21 It is needless to go into a defense of what some call the atrocities of Joshua, in ... read more

The believer's rule of life
      (J. C. Philpot, "The Precepts of the Word of God") Were there no precepts in the New Testament, we would be without an inspired rule of life, without an authoritative guide for our walk and conduct before the Church and the world. We rightly di ... read more

THE BELIEVER'S SWEET PILLOW
      From Spurgeon's sermon, "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. Ho ... read more

The best books...
      Spurgeon The best books of men are soon exhausted-- they are cisterns, and not springing fountains. You enjoy them very much at the first acquaintance, and you think you could hear them a hundred times over- but you could not- you soon find them we ... read more

The best commentator!
      From Spurgeon's sermon, "LET US PRAY" "But it is good for me to draw near to God." -Psalm 73:28 In this psalm, poor Asaph had been greatly troubled-- He had been trying to untie that Gordion knot concerning the righteousness of a providence w ... read more

The best sermons?
      (adapted from Spurgeon's sermon, "Christ the Glory of His People" #826. Luke 2:32. The best sermons are the sermons which are most full of Christ. A sermon without Christ.... it is an awful, a horrible thing; it is an empty well; ... read more

The Bible
      (Henry Law, "Beacons of the Bible" 1869) The Bible is the richest treasure of the world. Without it the palace is a dark blank. With it the humble cottage sparkles with celestial light. It is the transcript of God's heart. It tells, ... read more

The Bible is inactive, inoperative; a mere dead letter?
      Winslow, "The Holy Spirit Glorifying the Redeemer" "because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction." 1 Thes. 1:5 Unaccompanied by the power of the Holy Spirit, the ... read more

THE BOOK OF NATURE
      By Spurgeon The book of NATURE is an expression of the thoughts of God. We have God's terrible thoughts in the thunder and lightning; God's loving thoughts in the sunshine and the balmy breeze; God's bounteous, prudent, careful thoughts in the ... read more

The carnal man's trinity!
      ("Soul Idolatry" David Clarkson, 1621-1686) "You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a such a person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world." Ephesia ... read more

The carnal man's trinity!
      ("Soul Idolatry" David Clarkson, 1621-1686) "You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a such a person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world." Ephesia ... read more

The dark pit of ignorance!
      The following is from Spurgeon's sermon, "The Sinner's End" #486. Psalm 73:17,18 Lack of understanding has destroyed many. The dark pit of ignorance has engulfed its thousands! Where the lack of understanding has not sufficed to slay, i ... read more

The decipherer...
      by Toplady To unconverted persons, a great part of the Bible resembles a letter written in ciphers. The blessed Spirit's office is to act as God's decipherer, by letting His people into the secret of celestial experience, as the key and clew to ... read more

The deep ingredient of the wicked heart
       (Henry Law, "Psalms") "In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." Psalm 10:4 The Spirit proceeds to draw a full blown portrait of sin. The mask is withdrawn. The monster is dragged ... read more

The deep ingredient of the wicked heart
       (Henry Law, "Psalms") "In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." Psalm 10:4 The Spirit proceeds to draw a full blown portrait of sin. The mask is withdrawn. The monster is dragged ... read more

The deep ingredient of the wicked heart
       (Henry Law, "Psalms") "In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." Psalm 10:4 The Spirit proceeds to draw a full blown portrait of sin. The mask is withdrawn. The monster is dragged ... read more

The deep ingredient of the wicked heart
       (Henry Law, "Psalms") "In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." Psalm 10:4 The Spirit proceeds to draw a full blown portrait of sin. The mask is withdrawn. The monster is dragged ... read more

The design of the divine Artist
      (James, "The Widow Directed to the Widow's God" 1841) "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 In this present world, you may never see how ... read more

The desires of the flesh and of the mind
      (J. C. Philpot, "Meditations on Ephesians") "All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath." E ... read more

The dictionary of the atheist?
      (From Octavius Winslow's, "The Banquet") We lose much blessing and God much honor, by not more simply and implicitly living upon His providential care. Those who see God's goodness in all their temporal supplies; who recognize His superi ... read more

The Eternal Watcher!
      By Spurgeon In all our wanderings, the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us-- we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. In our sorrows, He observes us incessantly, and not a pain escapes Him. In our toils, He marks ... read more

The fierceness and wrath of Almighty God!
      Edwards, "Sinners In Zion Tenderly Warned" "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens will disappear with a roar, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are the ... read more

The filthy holes and puddles in which it grovels
      (Joseph Philpot, "Daily Words for Zion's Wayfarers") "The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" Jerem. 17:9 The sin of our fallen nature is a very mysterious thing. We read of "the mystery o ... read more

The fire of God's anger!
      by Thomas Vincent The fire of God's anger before it breaks forth into so vehement a flame may now be quenched by the blood of Jesus Christ; and the fire of hell may be prevented. But hereafter it will be too late. No sacrifice will be accepted th ... read more

THE GIVER AND THE TAKER
      by John McDuff "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21 Noble posture this; to kneel and to adore! To see no hand but ONE! Sabeans; Fire; Whirlwind; Sword; are all overlooked. The Patriarc ... read more

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