“How God can be just and yet justify the ungodly, how he can condemn sin and yet let the sinner go free, how he can declare and manifest his awful righteousness, and yet be righteous in bestowing life on the guilty, how he can magnify the law and make it honorable, while yet its penalty […]Read More Both Just and Justifier
(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”) “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen, and lived in luxury every day.” Luke 16:19 How apt are many at the sight of a rich worldling–to envy him for what he has. But, for my part, I rather […]Read More If this is happiness–then give me misery!
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” Proverbs 16.9Read More Who Directs Who?
(George Lawson, “A Practical Exposition of the Book of Proverbs” 1821) “The wicked will be cut off from the land–and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”Proverbs 2:22 Must not the righteous leave the earth too? Yes! But the earth is a very different thing to the righteous, and to the wicked. To the righteous–this […]Read More Even the Righteous Will Die
(James Smith, “The Sick Man’s Prayer” 1864) “Lord, he whom You love is sick!” John 11:3 “Look upon my affliction and my pain.” Psalm 25:18 We are all liable to sickness–and sometimes the Christian seems to have the greatest share. Some of the Lord’s people are seldom if ever well. They are never quite free […]Read More They Are All Carefully Selected–and Divinely Directed!
(James Smith, “Sighing for Jesus!” 1858) “As the deer pants for streams of water–so my soul pants for you, O God! My soul thirsts for God, for the living God! When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2 I have just been reading of the last days of a true believer, and his […]Read More Sighing For Jesus
“Therefore, let us keep trying so that we might continually make some gains in the way of the Lord, and neither let us despair over how small our successes are. For however much our successes fall short of our desire, our efforts aren’t in vain when we are farther along today than yesterday. So let […]Read More No Matter How Small Our Successes
“Of course, none of us is capable of running swiftly on the right course while we remain in the earthly confinement of our bodies. Indeed, most of us are so oppressed with weakness that we make little progress–staggering, limping, and crawling on the ground. But let us move forward according to the measure of our […]Read More Day By Day Along the Narrow Way
Many of us, being biblically saved Christians have noticed that the more we walk along this road, this Ever Narrowing Way, the harder life gets. We notice that God is forever purging, stretching, crushing and working us over in many ways. Why does He do this? In order to conform (or stretch) us into the […]Read More Living Differently