(Charles Spurgeon) "Having loved His own who were in the world--He loved them to the very end!" John 13:1 Christian, God's love to you is always the same. He cannot love you more--and He will not love you less! Never, when afflictions multiply, when terrors frighten you or when your distresses abound--does God's love falter … Continue reading God’s Beautiful Love
(Charles Spurgeon) "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors!" Romans 8:12 Christian, stop and ponder for a moment, what a debtor you are to divine sovereignty! God could have destroyed you, if He had pleased--it is entirely of His own good pleasure that you are made one of His beloved children, while others are allowed to perish. … Continue reading Being In Debt
“The more the heart is replenished with holy meditation, the less will it be pestered with worldy and carnal thoughts. The mind of man is restless, and cannot lie idle; therefore it is good to set it awork upon holy things. It will be working upon somewhat; and, if you do not feed it with … Continue reading The Restless Mind Is The Devil’s Play-ground
(John Newton, "The Present and Future Rest of True Believers") Our most enlarged ideas of our future glory are faint and imperfect. Who can describe or conceive the happiness of Heaven? It will be as unlike as possible--to this wilderness of sin and sorrow where we are now confined. Here on earth, we are in … Continue reading We Can’t Even Imagine!
“Parents, if you love your children, do all that lies in your power to train them up to a habit of prayer. Show them how to begin. Tell them what to say. Encourage them to persevere. Remind them if they become careless and slack about it. Let it not be your fault, at any rate, … Continue reading Training Children To Pray
(Charles Spurgeon) "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place--what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?" Psalm 8:3-4 Lift up your eyes, behold the heavens, the work of God's fingers--behold the … Continue reading Contemplating God’s Greatness!
JC Ryle Sickness helps to remind men of death. Most live as if they were never going to die. They follow business, or pleasure, or politics, or science--as if earth was their eternal home. They plan and scheme for the future, like the rich fool in the parable--as if they had a long lease of … Continue reading Sickness, Trials and Disappointments!
Observing a Sabbath day of rest/non-work was a command in the Old Covenant law (Exodus 20:8; 31:12–18). Christians are not under the law but have traditionally set aside Sunday as a day of worship and rest in remembrance of the fact that Jesus was resurrected on a Sunday. Some view Sunday as the Christian Sabbath, essentially … Continue reading Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?
“The more secure in their own minds the wicked are, the greater will be their surprise and amazement when their downfall shall come. The ruin which they have taken a life-time to work out, will come upon them as in a moment, and they will be consumed with terrors. The Bible brings this life and … Continue reading A Life-Time to Work Out
We must run with patience, or we shall never obtain. There may be many things we cannot understand, much that the flesh could perhaps wish otherwise, but let us endure unto the end, and all shall be made clear, and God’s arrangements shall be proved best. Think not to have your reward on earth, do … Continue reading Be Patient and Endure