I am gentle and lowly in heart.Matthew 11:29 “Reflecting on this passage in Matthew 11, the old English pastor Thomas Goodwin helps us climb inside what Jesus is actually saying: “Men are apt to have contrary conceits of Christ, but he tells them his disposition there, by preventing such hard thoughts of him, to allure … Continue reading The Touch of Jesus – Dane Ortlund
””I remember blaming my mother for sending me to church on the Sabbath,” he once said. ”On one occasion the preacher had to send some one into the gallery to wake me up. I thought it was hard to have to work in the field all the week, and then be obliged to go to … Continue reading The Mother of D. L. Moody
"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
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator—1 Pet. IV. 19. “I am now to treat of that other attribute of God, which should move us to trust in him, namely, as he is a faithful Creator. Now God is … Continue reading “…a faithful Creator” by Richard Sibbes
”Our time of going into trouble is in God’s hands; our time of abiding in trouble is in God’s hands; our time of coming out is in God’s hands. As in our callings he preserves our going out and our coming in, so in every trouble that befalls us we come in and tarry there, … Continue reading ”…in God’s hands” by Richard Sibbes
“I AM MOVED TO WRITE because playing the odds is a fragile place to put your hope. Odds like 3 percent versus 10 percent, youth versus old age, compromised health versus no history of disease, rural versus urban, self-isolated versus home meeting with friends. Playing the odds provides little hope. It is not a firm … Continue reading 9 Quotes from “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper
“Our homes may be empty, our firesides may be thinned, and our hearts may bleed: but these are not enduring things; and why should we feel desolate as if all gladness had departed? Why should we, who shall wear a crown and inherit all things, sigh or fret because of a few years' poverty and … Continue reading ”Faith tells us…” by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
"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)
"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."Hebrews 10:24, KJV "And now he exhorts, "Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works." All this time the eye has been upon Christ. We have been occupied with the glories of the sanctuary, the nearness of our … Continue reading “Thank God, there is such a provocation…” Samuel Ridout on Hebrews 10:24.
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).