A more costly and precious gem

(J.R. Miller) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio (You will find it helpful to listen to the audio above, as you read the text below.) One of the most wonderful diamonds in the world is the ‘Mountain of Light’. It now … Continued

And such is our Friend

(Edward Payson, 1783-1827) “How is your Beloved better than others?” Song of Songs 5:9 Does not our Friend as far excel all other friends . . . as Heaven exceeds earth, and eternity exceeds time, as the Creator surpasses His … Continued

Difficulty a school for character

(J.R. Miller) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio It used to be a custom for travelers in Switzerland to bring home clusters of the edelweiss. The flower is not sought because of its beauty or for its fragrance, but in recognition … Continued

The family of God

Bonar, “The Night of Weeping” God has many names for His people. He calls them His flock, which implies tender watchfulness on His part, and dependent helplessness on theirs. He calls them a vine, denoting their oneness, as well as … Continued

The eye of God

(J.R. Miller) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio When one is doing any great thing showing he is conscious of it, more than half the greatness is gone. When he knows he is living a life very great in its service … Continued

Do not be led astray

(J.C. Ryle, 1816-1900) “Do not be led astray by all kinds of strange teachings!” Hebrews 13:9 Many things combine to make the present inroad of false doctrine peculiarly dangerous. Because there is an undeniable zeal in some of the teachers … Continued

A cheerful heart

(J.R. Miller) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13 “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast!” Proverbs 15:15 “A … Continued

Two precious jewels

(J.R. Miller, “The Glory of the Commonplace”) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio A beautiful story is told of a devout home in which were twin boys who were greatly beloved. In the absence of the father, both boys suddenly died. … Continued

Leave it to God

(J.R. Miller, “The Glory of the Commonplace”) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “We do not know what we should pray for as we ought.” Romans 8:26 A minister sat with a father and mother by the bed of a child … Continued

He watched over me

(John Newton’s Letters) My Dear Friend, My history is briefly expressed in the following verses: “In a desert land He found him–in a waste howling wilderness. He shielded him and cared for him–He guarded him as the apple of his … Continued