Taken from the tract The Diary Man's Daughter by Rev Legh Richmond found in the book The Publications of the American Tract Society Tracts are from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668
Monday, November 28, 2011
Love to God disposes us meekly to bear injuries from others, because it sets us very much above the injuries of men. …It sets above the reach of injuries from others, because nothing can ever really hurt those that are the true friends of God. Their life is hid with Christ in God; and he, as their protector and friend, will carry them on high as on the wings of eagles ; and all things shall work together for their good (Rom. viii. 28); and none shall be permitted really to harm them, while they are followers of that which is good (1 Pet. iii. 13).
Taken from the book Charity and its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards 1668–1759
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Psalm 145 is called "David's Psalm of praise," and you will see that all through it he is inflamed by a strong desire that God may be greatly magnified. Hence he uses a variety of expressions, and repeats himself in his holy vehemence. Run your eye down the psalm and notice such words as these: "I will extol thee"; "I will bless thy name"; "Every day will I bless thee"; "I will praise thy name forever and ever"; "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised"; "One generation shall praise thy works, to another"; "I will speak of the glorious' honor of thy majesty; "Men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts," and other words of like import, down to the last verse': "My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever."
David is not content with declaring that Jehovah is worthy of praise, or with pleading that his praise ought to be felt in the heart, but he will have it publicly spoken of, openly declared, plainly uttered, and joyfully proclaimed in song. The inspired Psalmist, moved by the Holy Ghost, calls upon all flesh, yea, and upon all the works of God to sound forth the praises of the Most High. Will we not heartily respond to the call?
Taken from the Book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jesus had only three years to accomplish His life-work. If we remember how quickly three years in an ordinary life pass away, and how little at their close there usually is to show for them, we shall see what must have been the size and quality of life, which in so marvelously short a time made such a deep and ineffaceable impression on the world and left to mankind such a heritage of truth and influence.
Taken From the book The Life of Jesus Christ by James Stalker 1880
Monday, November 21, 2011
Taken from the book Sabbath Scripture Readings II
By Thomas Chalmers 1780-1847
Friday, November 18, 2011
Soon he felt called to preach the gospel and subsequently became the pastor of a rather large Baptist church in Cambridge, England. Despite his young age, Robinson became known as an able minister and scholar, writing various theological books as well as several hymns, including these words written when he was just 23 years of age:
Come, Thou Fount of ev'ry blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace; streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above; praise the mount—I'm fixed upon it—mount of Thy redeeming love.
Here I raise mine Ebenezer—hither by Thy help I'm come; and I hope by Thy good pleasure safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger wand'ring from the fold of God; He to rescue me from danger interposed His precious blood.
O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness like a fetter bind my wand'ring heart to Thee: Prone to wander—Lord, I feel it—prone to leave the God I love; here's my heart—O take and seal it; Seal it for Thy courts above.
Robert Robinson, 1735–1790
Taken from Kenneth W. Osbeck, Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications, 1990), 343.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
God must perform the work, or else it never will be performed. Along the road from sin to heaven, from the first leaving of the swine-trough right up to the joyful entrance into the banquet, and the music and dancing of glorified spirits, every step we must be enabled to take by divine grace. Every good thing that is in a Christian, not merely begins, but progresses and is consummated by the fostering grace of God, through Jesus Christ.
If my finger were on the golden latch of paradise, and my foot were on its jasper threshold, I should not take the last step so as to enter heaven unless the grace which brought me so far should enable me full and fairly to complete my pilgrimage. Salvation is God's work, not man's.
Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The most important and profitable time of my whole day is the time I spend with God.
Taken from the book 199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God: Compiled from the Writings of Andrew Murray -Andrew Murray 1828-1917
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Oh, you reply, but there lies my grief, for I have not kept His commandments, and God, I fear, is displeased and angry with me.
Be it so, and did Jonah keep His commandments, when he fled to Tarshish? And was not God angry with him when He threw him into the sea? Yet even then he prayed, and the Lord heard his prayer.
Taken from the book A Lifting Up For The Downcast by William Bridge 1649
Monday, November 14, 2011
Taken from Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry 1662-1714
Friday, November 11, 2011
Our Lord's first obedience was to the will of His Father, not to the needs of men: his obedience brought the outcome of the saving of men. If I am devoted to the cause of humanity only, I will soon be exhausted and come to the place where my love will falter; but if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity though men treat me as a doormat.
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It is a fatal mistake to suppose that we cannot be holy except on the condition of a situation and circumstances in life such as shall suit us. It is one of the first principles of holiness to leave our times and our place, our going out and our coming in, our wasted and our goodly heritage entirely with the Lord.
Here, O Lord you have placed us, and we will glorify you here.
T.C. Upton 1799-1872
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
George Mueller 1805-1898