POETRY

Instruction and Reproof

Whoso loveth instruction, loveth knowledge; but he that hateth reproof is brutish. Proverbs 12:1 Nothing can be said so bad of us, which we have not the root of in our heart.  And though we are convinced of and strive against our own weakness, yet we may not strive so earnestly as conquer.  Therefore God […]

Free Grace

What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?  Luke 18:41 O Lord, dost thou ask me also this question? O yes.  Well then, I answer, That I may see how gracious thou art; that, knowing thy love in thy light, I may love thee again.  This is the sum and substance of all my […]

CHRIST ~ The Bread of Life

And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.  Exodus 10:15 This manna was entirely different from common manna, which is shaken from the leaves of trees, and used only in medicine; this dropped  down from the clouds, and was truly a miraculous production, as is evident […]

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.  […]

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