Earth’s broken things…

(J. R. Miller) “This man welcomes sinners—and eats with them!” Luke 15:2 Christ is building His kingdom with earth’s broken things. Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken—in building their kingdoms. But God is the God of the broken, the … Continued

Now he is comforted…

(James Smith, “Food for the Soul” 1867) “Now he is comforted!” Luke 16:25 Poor suffering Lazarus had little comfort on earth — but he has plenty in Heaven. The discomfort he suffered here — must make his comfort there tenfold more … Continued

Ready to sink and faint?

(Mason, “A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God”) Are our hearts weak and low, ready to sink and faint? Are our graces upon the decline? Are our enemies strong—and our troubles increased? To whom should we fly—but to our almighty … Continued

The doctrine of Divine Providence…

(James Smith, “Comfort for the Christian”) “Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things!” Matthew 6:32 The Lord Jesus, as the great teacher, is instructing His disciples in the doctrine of divine providence, and teaching them to exercise faith in God. He … Continued

A sweet and precious truth…

(James Smith, “The Pleading Savior” 1861) “I am glorified in them!” John 17:10 That is, I HAVE been glorified . . . by their faith, for they have exercised confidence in Me; by their choice, for they have left all and followed Me; … Continued

To join in one Person…

(John Mestrezat, 1592-1657) To join in one person . . . the Creator, with the creature; the Infinite, with the finite; the Eternal, with a being brought forth in time –far surpasses all the wonders of creation! It behooved our Lord … Continued

Grace abounded more!

(Robert Murray McCheyne) “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound!” Romans 5:20 There is something infinitely vast and glorious in Christ’s righteousness! For your unholy life, here is His divinely holy life to cover you. Here are His holy … Continued

Redeeming the time…

(Thomas Brooks, “The Hypocrite Detected”) “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16 Time is a jewel of more worth than a world! Time is not yours to dispose of as you please. It is a glorious talent, which men must … Continued

Look unto Me!

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”) “Look unto Me!” Isaiah 45:22 A new morning opens upon us—and we are still exposed . . . to sorrow, to Satan, and to disappointment! — a thousand things are ready to distress us! But our God … Continued

He restores my soul…

(J. R. Miller, “By the Still Waters“) “He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:3 In several ways does the shepherd restore his sheep. If one wanders away, he goes out after it, and seeks it until he finds it, restoring it to the shelter … Continued