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Shadows of the Great Rock

"And a Man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land." Isaiah 32:2 A great rock! "That Rock is Christ," and "the shadows" are those precious truths--those sublime grounds and utterances of tr... Read More

The Doomed City

"Ungrateful sinner! on your future rests A sadder heritage of guilt and shame, Who with abounding gospel mercies blest Dare spurn the Savior's grace and scorn His Name; Forget not, though His patience now endures, The heathen's hell will be a heaven to yours!" "And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted... Read More

The Faithful Promiser (31 day devotional)

THE FAITHFUL PROMISER by John MacDuff, 1849 "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises." 2 Peter 1:4 "He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23 "Remember your promise to me, for it is my only hope." Psalm 119:49 It has often been felt a delightful exercise by the child of God... Read More

The Final Gathering of the Flock

We have just had our thoughts directed to the beautiful inspired picture of the Shepherd conducting His flock through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. The next delineation of Christ's pastoral relation to His Church and people is a pre-eminently sublime one. The Shepherd-love and leadings of the w... Read More

The First Bereavement

This is a solemn hour on which you have entered. The shadows of death for the first time are falling around your dwelling. Often before have you heard of trial. You may have visited over and over again the house of affliction. You may even have dealt out lessons of comfort to others. The doors of ne... Read More

The Flock Passing Through The Valley of The Shadow of Death

"Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me" —Psalm 23:4. There is perhaps no verse in Scripture with which we are more familiar than that which heads this chapter—no Bible figure which has made a mo... Read More

The Heart Wounded

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God." Psalm 42:1 Are we not warranted to infer that it was the 'wounded' stag which David now saw, or pictured he saw, seeking the brooks?—the deer hit by the archers, with blood-drops standing on its flanks, and its eye glazed wit... Read More

The Incurable Cured

When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. ... Read More

The Night Rescue

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat was already a considerable distance from la... Read More

The Night Watches (31 day devotional)

THE NIGHT WATCHES by John MacDuff "I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night watches." Psalm 63:6 "I long for the Lord more than watchmen long for the dawn, yes, more than watchmen long for the dawn." Psalm 130:6 "Through each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and... Read More

The Rainbow in the Clouds (31 day devotional)

The Rainbow in the Clouds by John MacDuff "When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds" Genesis 9:14 1. SOVEREIGNTY "The Lord Reigns." Psalm 93:1 No rainbow of promise in the "dark and cloudy day" shines more radiantly than this. God, my God, the God who gave Jesus, ord... Read More

The Storm on the Lake

"Night sinks on the wave, Hollow gusts are sighing, Sea birds to their cave Through the gloom are flying. Oh! should storms come sweeping, You in heaven unsleeping, O'er Your children vigil keeping, Hear and save! Stars look o'er the sea, Few and sad and shrouded; Faith our light must be When all el... Read More

The Words of Jesus (31 day devotional)

THE WORDS OF JESUS by John MacDuff "Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said," —Acts 20:35 THE GRACIOUS INVITATION "Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said"— "Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." —Matthew 11:28. Gracious "word" of a graci... Read More

Loving Counsels

A New Years Address "The By-gone Time." While the coming year you greet, with many a merry chime, I sing a solemn dirge tonight, a dirge for the by-gone time-- Yes, from the soul within me, most bitterly I mourn, For the many wasted moments which never can return; For the many lost occasions for wor... Read More

The Faithful Promiser (31 day devotional)

By the Author of "THE WORDS OF JESUS," "THE MORNING AND NIGHT WATCHES," ETC. "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises."--2 Pet. i. 4. NEW YORK: STANFORD & DELISSER, No. 508, BROADWAY. 1858. The Faithful Promiser. It has often been felt a delightful exercise by the child of Go... Read More

The Night Watches (31 day devotional)

By the Author of "THE WORDS OF JESUS," "THE FAITHFUL PROMISER," ETC. NEW YORK: STANFORD & DELISSER, No. 508, BROADWAY. 1858. "When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches." -- Psalm 63:6 "My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more t... Read More

The Rainbow in the Clouds (31 day devotional)

"When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds" Genesis 9:14 1. SOVEREIGNTY "The Lord Reigns." Psalm 93:1 No rainbow of promise in the "dark and cloudy day" shines more radiantly than this. God, my God, the God who gave Jesus, orders all events, and overrules all for my g... Read More

The Words of Jesus (31 day devotional)

WORDS OF JESUS. by the author of "THE MORNING AND NIGHT WATCHES," "THE FAITHFUL PROMISER," ETC. Taken from the last London Edition. New York: STANFORD & DELISSER, No. 508, BROADWAY. 1858. The Words of Jesus. "A word spoken in season," says the wise man, "how good it is!" If this be true regarding th... Read More

The Thoughts Of God

THE THOUGHTS OF GOD By John MacDuff, 1864 "How precious are Your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand! When I awake, I am still with You!" — Psalm 139:17-18 The thoughts of a great man on earth — how valued! With what fe... Read More

The Faithful Promiser

THE FAITHFUL PROMISER By John MacDuff "He has given us His very great and precious promises !" — 2 Peter 1:4 "He who has promised is faithful." — Hebrews 10:23 It has often been felt a delightful exercise by the child of God, to take, night by night, an individual promise and plead it at the mercy-s... Read More

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