Everything is fleeting and transitory…

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(Thomas Reade, "Christian Meditations")  Everything here below is fleeting and transitory. While journeying through this wilderness of troubles, few verdant spots are to be found, on which the weary traveler…

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the marvelous tenderness of Christ…

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(from Spurgeon's "The Tender Pity of the Lord" #941) Jesus taught the disciples humility by His humility. He taught them gentleness by His gentleness. He did not point out their…

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Nothing can be a substitute…

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(John Angell James, "Christian Love") "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all  mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains,…

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Engraved…

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(from "The Preciousness of God's Thoughts" by Octavius Winslow) It marvelous that God should think of us as He does. God is infinitely great and holy; all worlds, all beings,…

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Thanksgiving, more than just a season…

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In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we are reminded: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” The challenge to live gratefully is for…

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A supply of strength to meet trials…

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(MacDuff, "Words of Comfort to the Christian Pilgrim") "As your days, so shall your strength be." Deut. 33:25 The Christian is frequently compared to a pilgrim, traveling onwards through a dreary wilderness, to the…

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For when I am weak, then I am strong…

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(George Everard, "Help on the Way to the Better Land!" 1873) Very rich and full is the promise, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in…

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Leaves of Healing…

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Newman Hall, "Leaves of Healing from the Garden of Grief" 1891) "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7 For salvation, we may rest on His atonement. In…

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He has delivered us from our distresses…

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(James Buchanan, "Comfort in Affliction" 1837) "His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!" Lamentations 3:24 Each Christian may find in his own case, some peculiar token of God's…

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