He became poor that we might become rich…

(John Flavel, 1628-1691) “He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” Ephesians 1:4 “His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:11 “Who has saved us and called us … Continued

The Author of all true happiness…

(Thomas Brooks, “An Ark for All God’s Noahs”) God gives His gold—His Christ, Himself—He gives only to His saints. Though many have counterfeit jewels, yet there are but a few who have the true diamond; though many have their earthly portions, … Continued

All your trials–are mercies!

(James Smith, “The Believer’s Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble” 1842) “You are my portion, O Lord!” Psalm 119:57 This is the language of every Christian’s heart and life! The generality of the Lord’s family are poor in this world … Continued

Learn to be content…

(​Octavius Winslow, “Divine Realities” 1860) “My times are in Your hand.” Psalm 31:15 Learn to be content with your present lot—with God’s dealings with you, and His disposal of you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutable, but … Continued

Does some heavy trial now bow you in the dust?

(Octavius Winslow, “Morning Thoughts”) It is in times of trials that . . . the love, the tenderness, and the grace of the Holy Spirit are better known. As a Comforter, as a Revealer of Jesus, we are, perhaps, more … Continued

His kindness and mercy are unbounded!

(John Fawcett, “Christ Precious”) “Yes, He is very precious to you who believe.” 1 Peter 2:7 Christian! Jesus is your Savior, your Friend, and your Portion. You are guilty–His blood cleanses from all sin. You are miserable–He is rich in mercy. You are helpless–He is … Continued

Leaving you an example to follow…

(John Fawcett, “Christ Precious”) “Leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 “He who says he abides in Him, should  walk just as He walked.” 1 John 2:6 We see, in our Divine Leader, the … Continued

Communion with Him…

(John Fawcett, “Christ Precious“) “Yes, He is very precious to you who believe.” 1 Peter 2:7 Christ is precious to those who believe​…​ “You O God are . . . unchangeable in Your nature, glorious in Your essence, wonderful in Your perfections, wise … Continued

I am a miracle of Your preservation and mercy!

(John MacDuff, “Evening Incense” 1856) O my Father, it is of Your compassions alone, that I am not consumed! My way Zionward is well-studded with Ebenezers, testifying “Thus far the Lord has helped me!“ The pillar of Your presence has guided me through many a perplexing path! … Continued

This world is not our portion…

Winslow, “Daily Need Divinely Supplied” 1870) “The Lord is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in Him.”  Lament. 3:24 As the Lord’s true priesthood, this world is not our portion, nor earth our rest. It needs no little … Continued