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Afflictions

To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall co-operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fi... Read More

Assurance

Whom God legally saves, He experimentally saves; whom He justifies, them He also sanctifies. Where the righteousness of Christ is imputed to an individual, a principle of holiness is imparted to him; the former can only be ascertained by the latter. It is impossible to obtain a Scriptural knowledge ... Read More

Blessings

Did you never run for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you expected not? Did you never go to God for safeguard, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit? —John Owen To bless God for mercies is the way to increase them; to bless Him for miseries is the way to remove them. —Wi... Read More

Chastisement

Chastisement is designed for our good, to promote our highest interests. Look beyond the rod to the All-wise hand that wields it! —Arthur W. Pink For a Christian to defy adversities is to "despise" chastisement. Instead of hardening himself to endure stoically, there should be a melting of the heart... Read More

Contentment

Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are. Instead of greedily desiring something more than the supply of his present need, he rejoices that God still cares for him. Such an one is "content" with such as he has (Heb... Read More

Death

God, to prevent all escape, hath sown the seeds of death in our very constitution and nature, so that we can as soon run from ourselves, as run from death. We need no feller to come with a hand of violence and hew us down; there is in the tree a worm, which grows out of its own substance, that will ... Read More

Eternal Security

A man sometimes goes from home, and sometimes he does not quite leave his house. There is much difference between those two. If a man leaves his house and comes no more, then he carries away all his goods.... But though a man ride a great journey, yet he may come again; and ye say, "Surely he will c... Read More

Eternity, Worldliness, Life, Conversion: Busy Here and There

A man's greatest care should be for that place where he lives longest; therefore eternity should be his scope. —Thomas Watson 0 my brother! your opinion about "for ever" can have no manner of effect upon the reality of that "for ever!" A party of boatmen on the Niagara river may have a very strong o... Read More

Faith

If a man would lead a happy life, let him but seek a sure object for his trust [or faith], and he shall be safe: "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." He hath laid up his confidence in God, therefore his heart is kept in an equal poise. —Thomas Manton Th... Read More

Fear

Christian, let God's distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon yo... Read More

Grace

"Grace" is more than mercy and love, it superadds to them. it denotes, not simply love, but the love of a sovereign, transcendly superior, one that may do what he will, that may wholly choose whether he will love or no. There may be love between equals, and an inferior may love a superior; but love ... Read More

Growth in Grace

God's children improve all advantages to advance their grand end; they labour to grow better by blessings and crosses, and to make sanctified use of all things. —Richard Sibbes If believers decay in their first love, or in some other grace, yet another grace may grow and increase, such as humility, ... Read More

Heaven

Where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we for ever sun ourseves in the smiles of God. —Ezekiel Hopkins How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended. —George Whitefield He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will en... Read More

Hell

Are there not millions of us who would rather go sleeping to hell; than sweating to heaven? —Thomas Watson Wrath to come implies both the futurity and perpetuity of this wrath.... Yea, it is not only certainly future, but when it comes it will be abiding wrath, or wrath still coming. When millions o... Read More

Holiness

There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us. —William Jenkyn It is no small advantage to the holy life to "begin the day with God." The saints are wont to leave their hearts with Him over night, that they may find them with Him in the morning. Before earthly things b... Read More

Hope

Truly, hope is the saint's covering, wherein he wraps himself, when he lays his body down to sleep in the grave: "My flesh," saith David, "shall rest in hope." —William Gurnall Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and ... Read More

HUMILITY

Oh that I was lowly in heart! Honor and dishonor, good report and evil report would then be alike, and prove a furtherance to me in my Christian cause. —George Whitefield A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power ... Read More

Joy

Take a saint, and put him into any condition, and he knows how to rejoice in the Lord. —Walter Cradock [Believers] have joy and comfort—that joy that angels cannot give, and devils cannot take. —Christopher Fowler Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should ex... Read More

Judgment

Both in thy private sessions, and the universal assizes, thou shalt be sure of the same Judge, the same jury, the same witnesses, the same verdict. How certain thou art to die, thou knowest; how soon to die, thou knowest not. Measure not thy life with the longest; that were to piece it out with flat... Read More

Love

Let a man have what he will, and do what he will, it signifies nothing without charity; which surely implies that charity is the great thing, and that everything which has not charity in some way contained or implied in it is nothing, and that this charity is the life and soul of all religion, witho... Read More

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