CHRIST ALTOGETHER LOVELY – John Flavel

“Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend.” Song of Songs 5:16 Christ is to be loved At the ninth verse of this chapter, you have a question put forth by the daughters of Jerusalem, “What is your beloved more than another beloved?” The spouse answers, “He is the chief among ten thousand.” She then recounts many of the things…

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Take up your Cross – A.W.Pink

“Jesus said unto His disciples—if any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, if any man will”; the word “will” here means “desire to” just as in that verse, “If any will live godly.” It signifies “determine to.” “If any man will or desires to come after Me,…

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A godly man weeps – Thomas Watson’s

David sometimes sang with his harp; and sometimes the organ of his eye wept: “I water my couch with my tears” (Psalm 6:6). Christ calls his spouse his “dove” (Song 2:14). The dove is a weeping creature. Grace dissolves and liquefies the soul, causing a spiritual thaw. The sorrow of the heart, runs out at the eye (Psalm 31:9). The Rabbis report that the same night on which Israel departed from Egypt towards Canaan,…

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Why I Believe in God – Cornelius Van Til 

You have noticed, haven’t you, that in recent times certain scientists like Dr. James Jeans and Sir Arthur Eddington, as well as some philosophers like Dr. C.E.M. Joad, have had a good deal to say about religion and God? Scientists Jeans and Eddington are ready to admit that there may be something to the claims of men who say they have had an experience of…

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Beloved Yet Afflicted – C. H. Spurgeon

“Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick!” John 11:3. John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, is not at all backward to record that Jesus loved Lazarus too: there are no jealousies among those who are chosen by the Well-beloved. Jesus loved Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus: it is a happy thing where a whole family live in the love of Jesus. They were a favored trio, and…

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The Necessity of Daily Bible Reading – J.R. Miller

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly!” Colossians 3:16 Probably prayer is less neglected in devotions, than is the reading of the Bible. Many people who would not go out any morning without a few moments of prayer, will go forth day after day into the thick of life’s duties and perils, without reading even a verse of Scripture! They feel the necessity of asking God to…

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Letter to a new convert – Jonathan Edwards.

  My dear young friend, As you desired me to send you, in writing, some directions on how to conduct yourself in your Christian course, I would now answer your request. The sweet remembrance of the great things I have lately seen at your church, inclines me to do anything in my power, to contribute to the spiritual joy and prosperity of God’s people there. I…

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