Grace Active

A prayer from The Valley of Vision: LORD JESUS, GREAT HIGH PRIEST, Thou hast opened a new and living wayby which a fallen creature can approach thee with acceptance.Help me to contemplate the dignity of thy Personthe perfectness of thy sacrifice the effectiveness of thy intercession.O what blessedness accompanies devotion,when under all the trials that … Continue reading Grace Active

Crucifixion and Resurrection

  A prayer from The Valley of Vision:O LORD,I marvel that thou shouldst become incarnate,be crucified, dead, and buried.The sepulchre calls forth my adoring wonder,for it is empty and thou art risen;the four-fold gospel attests it,the living witnesses prove it,my heart's experience knows it.Give me to die with thee that I may rise to new … Continue reading Crucifixion and Resurrection

The Infinite and Unsearchable Greatness of God – John Bunyan (1628-1688)

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)

A Saturday Puritan Devotional – Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

"I will be his God and he will be my son."Revelation 21:7 "O the sweet enjoyment of love and joy in heaven! What a high favour that God allows us to love him and embrace him with arms that have embraced lust and sin before him! But this is not all--he returns love for love … Continue reading A Saturday Puritan Devotional – Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

“God is a satisfying portion.” – George Swinnock (1627-1673).

The LORD is my portion.Psalm 119:57 "God is a satisfying portion. This world may fill a man, but can never satisfy him. Most have too much, but no one has enough. They are like ships that carry a burden heavy enough to sink it, but with room to hold more. The world cannot satisfy the … Continue reading “God is a satisfying portion.” – George Swinnock (1627-1673).

“…a portion worthy of your choicest affection.” – George Swinnock (1627-1673)

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)

“How happy is he who not only inherits the gifts of God, but inherits God himself!” – Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

I am the LORD your God.Exodus 20:2 "What a privilege to have God as our God! If one loses his name, it is written in the book of life. If he loses his liberty, his conscience is free. If he loses his estate, he owns the pearl of great price. If he meets a storm, … Continue reading “How happy is he who not only inherits the gifts of God, but inherits God himself!” – Thomas Watson (1620-1686)

Puritan Devotional: John Bradford (1510-1555) on Psalm 103:13

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