Category: Devotion

An Old Man on a Shelf

A friend of mine expressed concern that his aging father is battling thoughts of suicide.  “Dad used to be a juggernaut of activity, always engaged in business, church projects, and helping others.  But now his aging body is breaking down, and he’s been set aside on a sick bed shelf.  He feels worthless.”  But he’s not. Suppose a statue on its shelf capable of speech, and ask of it, “Why are you there?” It would reply, “Because my ...


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“Keep Those You Have Given Me”

They are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name …so that they may be one as we are one.—John 17:11 This Scripture contains the first preparation of Christ for death, where he sets his house in order, prays for his people, and blesses them before he dies. ((John Flavel, “Of Christ’s Humiliation unto Death, in His First Preparative Act for It,” sermon 20 ...


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Courage, Dear Heart! The Lord Will Bear You Up!

God is too holy to not do the things that would bring Him the greatest glory. God loves you too much to not do the things that would bring you the greatest good. Even if what bids to His greatest glory and your greatest good is suffering unspeakable, tomorrow still promises the morning dew of the love and fullness of blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord. "For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be ...


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Courage, Dear Heart! The Lord Will Bear You Up!

God is too holy to not do the things that would bring Him the greatest glory. God loves you too much to not do the things that would bring you the greatest good. Even if what bids to His greatest glory and your greatest good is suffering unspeakable, tomorrow still promises the morning dew of the love and fullness of blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord. "For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be ...


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Spurgeon: On Faith and the Unmeasurable Love of Christ

It's been a while since I have posted something from dear C.H. Spurgeon. And every time I do find myself sharing something from that saint of times past I find myself in joyful regret that I might never read enough from him. Here are two devotional entries taken from Spurgeon's "Daily Help" and "Beside Still Waters." Living by faith. Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live ...


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Spurgeon: On Faith and the Unmeasurable Love of Christ

It's been a while since I have posted something from dear C.H. Spurgeon. And every time I do find myself sharing something from that saint of times past I find myself in joyful regret that I might never read enough from him. Here are two devotional entries taken from Spurgeon's "Daily Help" and "Beside Still Waters." Living by faith. Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live ...


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Not Unto Us, But Unto Thy Name Alone be Glory!

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name.”—Psalm 29:2 God’s glory is the result of his nature and acts. He is glorious in his character, for there is such a store of everything that is holy, and good, and lovely in God, that he must be glorious. The actions which flow from his character are also glorious; but while he intends that they should manifest to his creatures his goodness, and mercy, and justice, ...


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Not Unto Us, But Unto Thy Name Alone be Glory!

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name.”—Psalm 29:2 God’s glory is the result of his nature and acts. He is glorious in his character, for there is such a store of everything that is holy, and good, and lovely in God, that he must be glorious. The actions which flow from his character are also glorious; but while he intends that they should manifest to his creatures his goodness, and mercy, and justice, ...


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It is Our Daily Lament That We Cannot Love God Enough

“The upright love thee”—Song of Solomon 1:4 Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but they are not to be driven to deny him. It is scant love which the fire of ...


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It is Our Daily Lament That We Cannot Love God Enough

“The upright love thee”—Song of Solomon 1:4 Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but they are not to be driven to deny him. It is scant love which the fire of ...


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The Love of God in the Face of Doubt, Fear and Anxiety

When God first comes to His people one of the things He calls them to consider is nature. The Lord Jesus Himself bids us to consider the created order and behold the manifold wisdom of God and the wonders of His grace. He asks us to consider the birds of the air that they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet the heavenly Father feeds them (Matthew 6:26). He calls us to bring ...


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The Love of God in the Face of Doubt, Fear and Anxiety

When God first comes to His people one of the things He calls them to consider is nature. The Lord Jesus Himself bids us to consider the created order and behold the manifold wisdom of God and the wonders of His grace. He asks us to consider the birds of the air that they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet the heavenly Father feeds them (Matthew 6:26). He calls us to bring ...


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May We Never Take a Dry-Eyed Look at Sin!

How much dry-eyed professors are Christians today! Though most have wet eyes, little do the eyes of their hearts and souls weep in brokenness over their sin, in penitential gratitude for the overflowing of mercy and grace in Christ! Oh, dear reader, do you see such in you? May God break in us a fount of penitential tears that when we can no longer cry when we are finally in glory, at least our hearts will ...


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May We Never Take a Dry-Eyed Look at Sin!

How much dry-eyed professors are Christians today! Though most have wet eyes, little do the eyes of their hearts and souls weep in brokenness over their sin, in penitential gratitude for the overflowing of mercy and grace in Christ! Oh, dear reader, do you see such in you? May God break in us a fount of penitential tears that when we can no longer cry when we are finally in glory, at least our hearts will ...


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How Often Have We Traded Sovereign God For Putrid Sin

Oh, how often have we, though professing and confessing faith in Christ have traded the pleasures and delight in sovereign love in God for the putrid painted poisons of this world? How weak and failing, how despicably unbelieving we are. We are given all manner of spiritual blessings in Christ, the fullness of grace, nay, grace upon grace, and that, grace unto eternal life and yet we can so quickly turn around from that all ...


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How Often Have We Traded Sovereign God For Putrid Sin

Oh, how often have we, though professing and confessing faith in Christ have traded the pleasures and delight in sovereign love in God for the putrid painted poisons of this world? How weak and failing, how despicably unbelieving we are. We are given all manner of spiritual blessings in Christ, the fullness of grace, nay, grace upon grace, and that, grace unto eternal life and yet we can so quickly turn around from that all ...


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