"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." (Prov. 25:11) "The combination of golden apples in a setting of silver is pleasingly appropriate. The two go together well. It is the same with a golden word spoken at just the proper time. "A man hath joy by the answer of … Continue reading “A word fitly spoken…” by William MacDonald
That you...may...comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.Eph. 3:17-19 "Breadth, length, height, and depth carry in them an inexpressible something, and that something far outshines all things that can be found in this world! Paul was endeavouring … Continue reading The Infinite and Unsearchable Greatness of God – John Bunyan (1628-1688)
"When we cry to him in the hour of bodily pain or weakness, he knows well what we mean. When our prayers and praises are feeble through bodily weariness, he can understand our condition. He knows our frame. He has learned by experience what it is to be a man. To say that the Virgin … Continue reading He Knows Our Frame – J. C. Ryle (1816-1900).
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.Psalm 73:25 "A Christian in his saddest condition can enjoy God as his portion. You, who have chosen the world for your portion, have you not read what a perishing portion it is? I offer you today a … Continue reading “…a portion worthy of your choicest affection.” – George Swinnock (1627-1673)
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.Psalm 103:13 "You, dear Lord, that have made heaven and earth, of your own good will towards me before I existed, yes, before the world was, have chosen me in Christ to be your child. You have become … Continue reading Puritan Devotional: John Bradford (1510-1555) on Psalm 103:13
About a year ago I received what has become a constant by my bedside: Voices from the Past - Puritan Devotional Readings (Volume 1). I received this book as a gift from Truth For Life - The Bible teaching ministry of Alistair Begg. At the time, I wasn't very acquainted with the Puritans. This devotional … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Voices From The Past – Puritan Devotional Readings, Volume 1 (Edited by Richard Rushing).