(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “The wicked and the one who loves violence–His soul hates!” Psalm 11:5 God hates man for sin! It is not only sin, but sinners that God hates–and that for sin! It is said of God, that He hates the workers of iniquity (Psalm 5:5); not only the works […]Read More IT HAS MADE GOD HATE US!
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “Fools mock at sin!” Proverbs 14:9 Those who mock at sin, are worse than fools and madmen! Tell them, as Lot told his sons-in-law of the danger and judgments which hang over their head–and, as with Lot, you seem to them as one who jokes. Genesis 19:14. They […]Read More Worse Than Devils!
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease–for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23 If sin is so exceedingly sinful–so contrary to, and displeasing to God–then surely . . . His patience is exceedingly great, His goodness is exceedingly rich, and […]Read More We Are Still Alive Because…
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) Beware of such sins as the world calls little sins! They say: “What harm is there in an innocent lie?” Alas, what a contradiction this is! Can a lie be innocent? One says, “Oh, it is only a trick of youth!” Yes, but it is such a trick […]Read More Little Sins?
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light!” 2 Corinthians 11:14 The Devil disguises himself as an angel of light–that he may more effectually lead us into darkness. If he were to come like a devil, like an enemy–then everyone would run from him. […]Read More I Am Going to Deceive You!
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) It has been every man’s lot to come into and go out of this world naked–to show that he has no right to anything, but lives on the alms of God’s charity and grace. All that we have or hold between our birth and death–is the mere gift […]Read More We Don’t Deserve Anything…Be Content!