Author-John MacDuff

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 […]


Posted by on December 19, 2015 at 4:09 am

EVERLASTING LOVE “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness have I drawn  you!”Jeremiah 31:3 Believer! are you tempted now to doubt His love? Are His footsteps lost amid the night shadows through which He is now conducting you? Remember He had His eye upon you before the birth of time; […]

I am with you always

Posted by on October 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

I am with you always “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 in weakness; his support in suffering; […]


Posted by on January 10, 2015 at 8:23 am

TRANSCENDENTLY ABLE-John MacDuff “Unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 Could the Israelites at Elim fail to recall their immediately preceding wilderness experience? It was the depressing and discouraging one at Marah, where their longings and hopes were mocked with the bitter pool. But […]