Unquenched, unquenchable!

Posted by on May 26, 2024 at 12:14 pm

Unquenched, unquenchable! (J. C. Philpot “Love in its Priceless Valueand Unquenchable Strength“, 1862) “Many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it.” Song of Solomon 8:7 The bride uses a figure which shall express theinsuperable strength of divine love against allopposition; and she therefore compares it toa fire which burns and burns unquenched andunquenchable, whatever be […]

A gracious influence

Posted by on May 22, 2024 at 10:11 am

A gracious influence (J. C. Philpot, “Jesus, the Great High Priest“) The love of Jesus has a gracious influence on the life,conduct, and conversation of a true believer. The treeis known by its fruit; and those branches alone whichbring forth fruit unto God, are in manifest union withthe only true Vine. Love to Jesus is the constraining […]

The poor have the gospel preached to them

Posted by on May 22, 2024 at 10:07 am

“The poor have the gospel preached to them.” Matthew 11:5 J.C.Philpot What is the gospel? Is not the gospel a proclamation of pure mercy, of super-abounding grace? Does it not declare the loving-kindness of God in sending his only-begotten Son to bleed and die, and, by his obedience, blood, and merit, to bring in a […]

Grace and peace be multiplied

Posted by on May 5, 2024 at 7:01 am

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2 J.C.Philpot If we do not know Jesus for ourselves, by some spiritual discovery of his Person and work, what testimony have we of a saving interest in his grace? Because, there is no grace except that […]

His secret power and influence

Posted by on April 17, 2024 at 11:05 pm

His secret power and influence J.C.Philpot “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44 “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying,Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3 […]

Mere notional knowledge

Posted by on December 6, 2022 at 6:53 am

Mere notional knowledge By J. C. Philpot The distinction that we are drawing between a gracious knowledge of the truth—and a mere notional knowledge is plain enough to every discerning child of God. He carries daily in his own bosom a test which discovers to him the difference between the knowledge which puffs up—and the knowledge of the only […]

That wonderful medicine!

Posted by on December 6, 2022 at 6:52 am

That wonderful medicine!(Letters of J. C. Philpot) “who forgiveth all thine iniquities;who healeth all thy diseases” Psalm 103:3 What a mass of . . .  filth and folly,  blindness and ignorance,  deceit and hypocrisy,  carnality, sensuality, and devilism are we! Prone to all that is bad, utterly averse to allthat is good–bent upon sin–hating holiness,heavenly-mindedness, and spirituality–whatearthly […]

To bathe in the ocean of endless bliss!

Posted by on November 21, 2022 at 9:27 am

To bathe in the ocean of endless bliss! J.C.Philpot Psa. 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Psa. 84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. Psa. 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. Every living […]

For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty

Posted by on November 17, 2022 at 9:50 am

“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.”Isaiah 44:3 J.C.Philpot Thirst, as a feeling of the soul, in a spiritual sense, is certainly indicative of divine life. It is as impossible, spiritually viewed, for a man dead in sin to thirst after a living God, as for a corpse in the graveyard to […]

Coming up from the wilderness

Posted by on October 17, 2022 at 9:55 am

Coming up from the wilderness (J. C. Philpot, “Coming up from the Wilderness” 1857) Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?Song of Solomon 8:5 To come up from the wilderness, is to come up outof OURSELVES; for we are ourselves the wilderness.It is our wilderness heart that makes the worldwhat it is to […]