Perseverence / trials – of Believers

God’s People Are a Broken People

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:23 am

God’s People Are a Broken People “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18). A broken heart, a contrite spirit and a subdued will are rare things. In this day of human rights, everyone extols the imaginary dignity of man, […]

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away Last Sunday I pointed to the fact that when we really believe the above statement and are confident that by the providence, power, and purpose of God “all things work together” for our good and His glory, it keeps us from blaming others, from bitterness, and […]

Your suffering

Posted by on July 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

Believer, did you awake this morning with the weight of everyone under your influence on your shoulders?  What a heavy load to bear: sick loved ones, erring loved ones, lost loved ones, along with all your own trouble and heartache, sin and sorrow?  Perhaps the thought has crossed your mind, “How did it all come […]

A mystery to yourself

Posted by on October 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

A mystery to yourself “I find then, the law that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.” Romans 7:21 Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment— cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour—exalting yourself the following! Loving the world, full of it, steeped up to your head in […]


Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 12:47 am

Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. And there shall be. . . It is the delight of the believer, on the authority of the word of God, to think on what shall be. […]

All trials, all temptations, all strippings, all emptyings

Posted by on October 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

All trials, all temptations, all strippings, all emptyings The very trials and afflictions, and the sore temptations through which God’s family pass, all eventually endear Christ to them. And depend upon it, if you are a child of God, you will sooner or later, in your travels through this wilderness, find your need of Jesus as “able […]

And they came to Elim

Posted by on October 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

“And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.” Exodus 15:27 A great wilderness lay between Israel and Canaan; a vast unfriendly, harsh land that stretched out before them across which they could not survive without the presence and power of […]


Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 10:32 am

If total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints make up what is called the doctrines of grace, they are just that: doctrines. It is not without significance that every time the word “doctrines” is used in Scripture, it always refers to false doctrine. Doctrines do not grip my […]


Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

THE LITTLE WHILE “In just a little while I will be gone, and you won’t see me anymore. Then, just a little while after that, you will see me again.” —John. 16:16 Long seem the moments when we are separated from the friend we love. An absent brother—how his return is looked and longed for! […]


Posted by on October 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

THE WIND TEMPERED “This is the resting place, let the weary rest; and this is the place of repose”— “He stays (restrains) His rough wind in the day of the east wind.” Isaiah 27:8 This is a sheltering verse to those who, in a figurative sense, are exposed to the swoop of the hot desert wind. […]