O that Christ would plant some of his flowers in our soul, and bless the soil, that they might grow kindly there, being warmed and nourished with his grace! If grace be within, in sad pressures it comes out.
Christ pacifies all inward troubles, and commands peace when their spirits are tumultuous—appeasing strife within. When the tumultuous affections are up, and in a hurry; when anger, hatred, and revenge begin to rise in the soul, this hushes and stills all. “I will hearken (saith the […]
“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” —Psalm 16:8 This is the way to live. With God always before us, we shall have the noblest companionship, the holiest example, the sweetest consolation, and […]
THIS world’s a forest, where, from day to day, Bears, wolves, and lions, range and seek their prey; Amidst them all poor harmless lambs are fed, And by their very dens in safety led. They roar upon us, but are held in chains; Our shepherd is […]
God respects you as much in a low as in a high condition, and therefore it need not so much trouble you to be made low. Not only so but, to speak home, he manifests more of his love, grace, and tenderness in the time of […]