Author-John MacDuff

I am with you always

Posted by on November 17, 2020 at 10:34 am

I am with you always (John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Is. 41:10 The Divine presence is . . .  the believer’s strength […]


Posted by on July 26, 2020 at 3:17 am

LIGHT IN DARKNESS John MacDuff “The Lord went before them by night in a pillar of fire.” Is. 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These […]

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand!

Posted by on July 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand! (John MacDuff, “The Promised Land!” 1859) “And He led them forth by the right way — that they might go to a city of habitation.” Psalm 107:7 God’s thoughts are not as our thoughts — neither are His ways as our ways! This truth […]

In the great mirror of eternity!

Posted by on March 28, 2020 at 7:01 am

In the great mirror of eternity! (John MacDuff, “The Faithful Promiser”) “You do not realize now what I am doing — but you will understand hereafter.” John 13:7 As the natural sun sometimes sinks in clouds — so, occasionally, the Christian who has a bright rising, and a brighter meridian, sets in gloom. It is […]

I will heal your backslidings

Posted by on March 1, 2020 at 4:29 am

John MacDuff “I will heal your backslidings.” —Hosea 14:4 Wandering again! And has He not left me to perish? Stumbling and straying on the dark mountains, away from the Shepherd’s eye and the Shepherd’s fold, shall He not leave the erring wanderer to the fruit of his own ways, and his truant heart to go […]

A union which will last forever!

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:24 am

A union which will last forever! (John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858″) “My Beloved is mine — and I am His!” Song of Songs 2:14 This is the language of the Christian in the book of Canticles. How great is the blessedness involved in such an assurance! My beloved Jesus is mine . . . […]

The Gospel crucible!

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:31 am

The Gospel crucible! (John MacDuff, “Ripples in the Twilight” 1885) “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God!” 1 Corinthians 1:18 It will never cease to be one of the marvels of Christianity, that her antidotes are the same […]


Posted by on February 25, 2017 at 7:38 am

THE ABIDING COMFORTER “Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said,” “And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.” — John 14:16 When one beloved earthly friend is taken away — how the heart is drawn out towards those that remain! Jesus […]


Posted by on June 19, 2016 at 6:58 am

SERVANTS OF THE LORD Judges 6: 7-7: 1-22 Those God uses to spread his gospel are called through the gospel by which Christ is made the Power and Wisdom of God to us. We do not turn from that which pleases God to the strength of our flesh, of our wisdom, or our power lest […]


Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 6:07 am

HOLY ZEAL “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” “Zeal for Your house will consume Me.”—John 2:17 “Zeal is a principle; enthusiasm is a feeling. The one is the spark of a sanguine temperament and overheated imagination. The other a sacred flame kindled at God’s altar and burning in God’s […]