by: James Smith, 1871“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalm 139:23-24 An honest heart will expose itself to God’s all-searching eye — and desires to be examined as well as cleansed and comforted! “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every…
John Angell James, 1837“So that you may be blameless and pure, children of
God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted
generation, among whom you shine like stars in
the world.” (Philippians 2:15) Saving religion is not merely an occasional act–but
a permanent habit, resulting from an internal principle. Saving religion is a principle so fixed as to constitute
a new moral nature; and so…
Thomas Brooks, 1669
A hypocrite’s outside never corresponds with his inside.
A hypocrite’s outside is one thing—and his inside another.
A hypocrite’s outside is religious—but his inside is wicked.
Hypocrites are like the Egyptian temples,…
Be cautious of grace denial.
You have thought, it may be, of the glory that Christ receives from …
and profound talent,
and splendid gifts,
and glowing zeal,
and costly sacrifices,
and extensive usefulness.
But have you ever thought of the glory, the far greater,…
By James Smith “A MAN will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a refuge from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shade of a massive rock in an arid land!”
Isaiah 32:2 The present world is like a bleak and cheerless desert; the climate is very changeable, and we are exposed to piercing, cutting winds. Sometimes dangerous errors,
sometimes deep afflictions,