Christ's sympathy He is the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, just, holy, and unchangeable I AM! The last day of the year This is the last evening of the year! Mary might well complain of Martha! The carrion which professors can now feed upon! The funeral of all your sorrows! Grace Gems for MAY 2007 The presence of a loving God! Orthodox in creed--but heterodox in life! My politics! Three golden balls! Spoiled children! He was infinitely happy and glorious without us! Yes, He is altogether lovely! A far-off Hell is the dread of no man! A Bag, a Book, and a Bottle! The Infinite has become an infant! Short pithy quotes from the Puritan Thomas Brooks! Grace Gems for MAY 2007 The presence of a loving God! The hen which does not sit on her eggs! The bags will come to an end, long before the treasure is exhausted! Who cares for pebbles--when jewels glitter before him? A golden master-key!
Today's Puritan AUDIO Devotional:
Spurgeon's 'EVENING by EVENING' for June 20
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Look unto Jesus in the Scriptures
(Theodore Monod, "Looking Unto Jesus!" 1874)
"Looking unto Jesus!" Hebrews 12:2
Only three words, but in these three words is the whole secret of spiritual life.
Look unto Jesus in the Scriptures, to learn there . . .
who He is,
what He has done,
what He gives,
what He desires.
Looking unto Jesus in the Scriptures, we find . . .
in His character--our pattern;
in His teachings--our instruction;
in His precepts--our law;
in His promises--our support;
in His person and in His work--a full satisfaction provided for every need of our souls.
"You study the Scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same Scriptures that testify about Me!" John 5:39
Oh! the bitter pain and sorrow,
That a time could ever be,
When I proudly said to Jesus,
"All for self--and none for Thee!"
Yet He found me; I beheld Him,
Bleeding on the accursed tree;
And my wistful heart said faintly,
"Some for self--and some for Thee."
Day by day His tender mercy,
Healing, helping, full and free,
Brought me lower, while I whispered,
"Less for self--and more for Thee."
Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea;
Lord, Thy love at last has conquered,
"None for self--and all for Thee!"
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You may want to read the whole of Theodore Monod's precious short article, "Looking Unto Jesus!"