Perseverence / trials – of Believers

God’s lancet!

Posted by on February 7, 2022 at 11:38 am

God’s lancet! “The Preciousness of Trial” by Octavius Winslow Trials are a precious discipline, a precious correction, a precious school, that lead you more fully into the heartfelt experience of the preciousness of the Saviour. Trials make you more intimately acquainted with your best Friend, your dearest Brother, the tender, sympathising Beloved of your soul. […]

When the creature failed, he flew to the Creator!

Posted by on March 15, 2021 at 11:39 pm

When the creature failed, he flew to the Creator! (Charles Spurgeon) “Help, Lord! For the godly are no more.” Psalm 12:1 The prayer itself is remarkable, for it is short, seasonable, pithy, and suggestive. David mourned the fewness of godly men, and therefore lifted up his heart in supplication. When the creature failed, he flew […]

For you are my lamp, O Lord

Posted by on March 28, 2020 at 7:08 am

“For you are my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord will lighten my darkness.” 2 Samuel 22:29 Octavius Winslow BLESSED Lord! You are my light. Accepted in Your righteousness, I am “clothed with the sun.” Dark in myself, I am light in You. Often have You turned my gloomy night into sunny day. Yes, Lord, […]

A soporific influence?

Posted by on February 18, 2020 at 7:10 am

(by Horatius Bonar) “Let us not sleep as others do.” 1 Thes. 5:6 We all have a tendency to slumber. As the disciples, both on the transfiguration hill and in Gethsemane, fell asleep, so do we in the most solemn circumstances and times. The atmosphere of earth seems loaded with slumberous vapors. This present evil […]

How can they escape?

Posted by on February 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

How can they escape?J.C.PhilpotWhy, the Lord ‘keeps their feet’. He carries themthrough every rough place—as a tender parentcarries a little child. When about to fall—Hegraciously lays His everlasting arms underneaththem. And when tottering and stumbling, andtheir feet ready to slip—He mercifully upholdsthem from falling altogether. But do you think that He has not different waysfor […]

If we deny

Posted by on November 27, 2019 at 10:40 am

If we deny- Charles Pennington.If we deny that man is dead in sin; that he is nothing, has nothing and can do nothing to merit salvation then we make ‘man true and God a liar’! If we deny God’s eternal and unconditional election of a people unto salvation; make salvation to be by man’s choice […]

When we are reduced to poverty and beggary

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:16 am

When we are reduced to poverty and beggary How often we seem not to have any real religion,or enjoy any solid comfort! How often are our mindscovered with deep darkness! How often does theLord hide Himself, so that we cannot behold Him,nor get near to Him! What a painful path is thisto walk in, but […]

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane

Posted by on September 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane (J. C. Philpot, “The Abiding Comforter” 1858) “The Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him,because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.”John 14:17 The world—that is, the world dead in sin, and theworld dead in profession—men destitute of the lifeand power of God—must have something […]


Posted by on May 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

NOT FAR BUT NOT INMark 12: 34: And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. The charge Christ has given his pastors is “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is […]

All of Grace

Posted by on April 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm

All of Grace “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace.”(Galatians 1:15 ) Saved sinners find the thought and experience of grace so overwhelmingly wonderful that they never get over it. Grace is the constant theme of their talk and their prayers. In times past […]