"Rest and Refreshment in the Valleys"

by John MacDuff, 1879

"After leaving Marah, they came to Elim ('Valleys'), where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees. They camped there beside the springs." Exodus 15:27 (Elim was an oasis in the desert.)

This volume is intended for the comfort and refreshment for God's own children of sorrow—for those in the varied 'valleys' of earthly tribulation. The "palm trees of Elim" afford their grateful shade not in Canaan, but in the wilderness. Pilgrims of eternity! weary and travel-worn, fainting under the burden and fear of the day—may you find here in these pages, with their figurative 'palm trees', restful, consolatory thoughts.

"This is the resting place, let the weary rest; and this is the place of repose" Isaiah 28:12

"I delight to sit in His shade, and His fruit is sweet to my taste." Song 2:3

"The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know what to say to all these weary ones." Isaiah 50:4

1. Divine Immutability

2. All for Good

3. The Sympathy of Jesus

4. The Wind Tempered

5. The Fatherhood of God

6. Transcendently Able

7. Right Guidance

8. Higher Uses

9. The Gracious Word

10. A Reigning Savior

11. Divine Leading

12. The Farewell Gift

13. The Compassion of Jesus

14. The Lord Upright

15. Full Satisfaction

16. The Secret of Submission

17. A Risen Christ

18. The Creator and Redeemer

19. Proof and Triumph of Love

20. Future Unfoldings

21. A Great Salvation

22. Fears Quieted

23. The Way Known

24. Prayer

25. Tender Dealings

26. Sleeping and Waking

27. The Return to Zion

28. The Great High Priest

29. Fatherly Chastisement

30. God Unchanging

31. Healing for All

32. Divine Power

33. Providence and Grace

34. Transformation at Death

35. The Incarnate Savior

36. The Rebukes of Love

37. The Unspeakable Gift

38. Jehovah Jireh

39. Glorious Attributes and Ways

40. The Second Coming

41. Imputed Righteousness

42. Christ Ever the Same

43. The Soul's Portion

44. Hope

45. The Supreme Rule of Jesus

46. The Perpetual Presence

47. Christ's Deity

48. The Imperishable Gift

49. The Recompense of Trust

50. The Riches of God's Mercy

51. Acceptance of the Little

52. None Cast out

53. The Blessed Hope

54. The Divine Way Perfect

55. Perseverance

56. Delight in God's Law

57. Christ the Propitiation

58. Fullness of Joy

59. Inviolable Security

60. The Safe Deposit

61. All Power of Jesus

62. Help in Extremity

63. Prevailing Intercession

64. A Pardoning God

65. A Gracious Message

66. Perfect Trust

67. God All Satisfying

68. Salvation to the Uttermost

69. Asleep in Jesus

70. The Last Musing

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