Today's Puritan AUDIO Devotional:

Spurgeon's 'Morning by Morning' for September 8
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We have seen such a tragic repetition of it in our own days

(Arthur Pink)

"With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction!" Hosea 8:4

Sad indeed is the above passage--and the more so, because we have seen such a tragic repetition of it in our own days.

Oh what earthly-mindedness, what indulging of the flesh, what sinful extravagance--are now seen among professing Christians today!

How practical godliness has waned;
how the denying of self has disappeared;
how covetousness, pleasure and worldliness now possess the great majority of those calling themselves the people of God.

Yet as great as the sin of the people is--far greater is that of most of the preachers, who, instead of warning, admonishing, rebuking, and setting before their people an example of sobriety and contentment--criminally remain silent upon the crying sins of their hearers, while they themselves encourage the reckless indulgence of worldly lusts.

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We have published Francis Bourdillon's insightful two page article, "The Song of Simeon".

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