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ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM APRIL 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM APRIL 2004 IN ONE FILE My beloved (Octavius Winslow, "None Like Christ" 1866) "How is your beloved better than others?" Song of Solomon 5:9 Does the world challenge– "How is your beloved better than others?" Your answer is at hand– "My beloved bore my sins, and opened in His... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM AUGUST 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM AUGUST 2004 IN ONE FILE If God had left me alone (by Charles Spurgeon) Sometimes, when I see some of the worst characters in the street, I feel as if my heart must burst forth in tears of gratitude that God has never let me act as they have done! I have thought, "If God had ... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM AUGUST 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM AUGUST 2003 IN ONE FILE Engraved! (John MacDuff, "The Immutability of Christ" 1874) "Behold! I have engraved you on the palms of My hands!" Isaiah 49:16 "Behold," says Immutable One, "I have engraved you on the palms of My hands." Not on the mountains, colossal as they are, ... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM DECEMBER 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM DECEMBER 2003 IN ONE FILE Some beloved idol? (J. C. Philpot, "Spiritual Times and Seasons" 1841) "Because the whole land is filled with idols, and the people are madly in love with them." Jeremiah 50:38 Have we not all in our various ways, set up some beloved idol . . . some... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM FEBRUARY 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM FEBRUARY 2004 IN ONE FILE The great design of God (Thomas Reade, "The Believer's Path to Glory") It is one of the Lord's dealings with His beloved children, to make them feel . . . their weakness and His power; their pollution and His holiness; their nothingness and His all ... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JANUARY 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JANUARY 2004 IN ONE FILE Untried, untrodden, and unknown (Octavius Winslow, "The Untrodden Path" 1860) "You have not passed this way before." Joshua 3:4 How solemn is the reflection that with a new cycle of time, commences a new and untrodden path with each traveler to Zion.... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JULY 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JULY 2004 IN ONE FILE That hideous idol SELF in his little shrine (J. C. Philpot, "Israel's Departure and Return" 1849) Never again will we say any more to the work of our hands—"You are our gods!" Hosea 14:3 The besetting sin of Israel was the worship of idols. Perhaps, if ... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JULY 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JULY 2003 IN ONE FILE The only thing that makes you differ (Octavius Winslow, "Jesus, Full of Grace") "But by the grace of God I am what I am." 1 Cor. 15:10 Christian! the only thing that makes you differ from the vilest being that pollutes the earth, or from the darkest fie... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JUNE 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM JUNE 2004 IN ONE FILE They cherish the viper, though it stings them to death! (Thomas Reade, "Christian Experience") True happiness cannot possibly be found in any of those earthly things which so much occupy the time, and captivate the hearts of dying mortals. Pleasures may... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM MARCH 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM MARCH 2004 IN ONE FILE What are all the gilded toys of time? (J. C. Philpot, "Letters and Memoirs" 1852) What are all the gilded toys of time compared with the solemn, weighty realities of eternity! But, alas! what wretches are we when left to . . . sin, self, and Satan! How... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM MAY 2004

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM MAY 2004 IN ONE FILE Eternity with all its magnitudes (Henry Law, "The Bronze Altar") TIME is, at most, but very short, and rapid is its ceaseless flight. Eternity with all its magnitudes is at the door. The last breath may be quivering on the lip. Undying souls are on the t... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM NOVEMBER 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM NOVEMBER 2003 IN ONE FILE Temptation (Joseph Philpot, "Daily Portions") "The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations." 2 Peter 2:9 Few will sincerely and spiritually go to the Lord, and cry from their hearts to be delivered from the power of a temptation, unti... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM OCTOBER 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM OCTOBER 2003 IN ONE FILE What stupid blockheads! (Joseph Philpot, "Daily Portions") "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them. Matthew 15:16 What lessons we need day by day to teach us anything aright, and how it is for the most part "line upon line, line upon line; here a l... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM SEPTEMBER 2003

ALL OF "GRACE GEMS" FROM SEPTEMBER 2003 IN ONE FILE This my Friend! (Havergal, "Daily Thoughts for the King's Children") "The King shall be his friend." Proverbs 22:11 "You are My friends." John 15:14 Who has not longed for an ideal and yet a real friend . . . one who would exactly understand us, on... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM APRIL 2003

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM APRIL 2003 IN ONE FILE No pilgrim has perished on the road! (Henry Law, "Psalms" 1878) "Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, w... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM DECEMBER 2002

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM DECEMBER 2002 IN ONE FILE Are you as a bruised flower? (Octavius Winslow, "Morning Thoughts") It is in times of soul abasement, that the . . . love, tenderness, and grace of the Holy Spirit are better known. As a Comforter, as a Revealer of Jesus, we are, perhaps, more ful... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM FEBRUARY 2003

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM FEBRUARY 2003 IN ONE FILE Thirst again? (by John MacDuff) "Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again." John 4:13 All creature and 'created good' is inadequate of itself to satisfy the yearnings of the human soul. In every breast there is a craving after happiness. "W... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM JANUARY 2003

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM JANUARY 2003 IN ONE FILE Jesus! (Octavius Winslow, "Evening Thoughts") What is our path to glory, but the path of tribulation, of suffering, and of death? Our Lord and Master, in the expression of His wisdom and love, forewarns us of this: "In the world you shall have trib... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM JUNE 2003

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM JUNE 2003 IN ONE FILE No spot! (Henry Law, "The Song of Solomon" 1879) "You are all beautiful, My love; there is no spot in you." Song of Solomon 4:1 There is no spot in the Church, because the blood of Jesus entirely obliterates each stain. Omniscience may look for sins, ... Read More

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM MARCH 2003

ALL OF "GRACE QUOTES" FROM MARCH 2003 IN ONE FILE Afflictions, sorrows, trials (Henry Law, "Psalms" 1878) "It is God alone who judges; He brings one down, He exalts another. For the Lord holds a cup in His hand; it is full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours the wine out in judgment, and all... Read More

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