POETRY

JESUS ~ King, Captain, Conqueror

For thy name’s sake lead me and guide me.   Pull me out of the net. Psalm 31:3,4.  When the ark set forward, Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.  Numbers 10:35. Every one having his own particular gift, has also his own particular […]

Examine Your Faith

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith.  2 Corinthians 13:5. Many might be induced to pray for faith, if they did not presumptuously pretend to it, thinking they were  not heathens, but had faith already; for such as have actually faith often doubt whether thy have any or not; and those that are without, […]

An Account of Our Stewardship

Give an account of thy stewardship.  Luke 16:2. O Lord, how have I wasted my time, goods, and faculties.  O pardon me for thine infinite mercy’s sake; blot out my debt by thy blood; and grant that henceforth, keeping a daily good account, and acting more prudently, faithfully, and diligently, my reckoning may not be […]

Watch and Pray

Watch ye, therefore, and pray always.  Luke 21:36.  Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us.  Hebrews 12:1. The hearts of men are not like unto clocks, which only want to be wound up once a day; O no, the dulness and distraction is too great and dangerous.  […]

The Prodigal Child

Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.  Jer. 3:22.  When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  Luke 15:20.  Hear therefore the voice of thy loving Father and Shepherd, O thou backsliding child and lost […]

The Weight of Sin

Mine iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.  Psalm 38:4. It is a sure sign that a man is awakened out of his sleep, when he discovers the error of his dream.  In the drawing up of water out of a deep well, so long as […]

The Mediator’s Fulness of Grace

Behold, we come unto thee.  Jer. 3:22.  I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you.  John 14:18.  Make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.  Luke 19:4-6. O my dear Saviour, since I come to thee, and thou to me, we shall certainly meet one another.  Who […]

A Ransom and an Advocate

Tell his disciples and Peter.  Mark 16:7.  If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  1 John 2:1,2.  Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.  Hebrews 12:12 Hast thou been slack, unfaithful, and fallen away?  O poor soul, thou art not to make […]

Godly Conversation

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns.  Eph. 5:19.  Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.  Col. 3:16 If we are obliged to promote the temporal good of our neighbor, how much more the spiritual, by edifying discourses.  But how is it?  The children of God, when a person visits them, says a […]

Child of Grace

Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.  Exodus 2:9 As Moses was ordered to be saved by the most cruel enemy’s daughter, so Satan himself, even when he meditates our destruction, must be a means of our life.  So also Matt. 12:48, “Who is my mother?”  […]

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