The depths of man’s misery are not so deep as the depth of God’s mercy.
Issue: Issue 6
The soul will fly from the body; but the conscience will not fly from the soul, nor sin or grace from the conscience at the day of death. Ralph Venning 1620Â—1673.
Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven the same is my brother and sister and mother. Matt. 12 50.
“PERSECUTED, BUT NOT FORSAKEN” The Act of Uniformity of 1662 is a famous landmark in English history but often the deeply distressing and humiliating circumstances of our non-conformist ancestors are forgotten or insufficiently known Â— “Some died broken-hearted; some left the country; some became physicians; others, famous once, became private tutors, and were heard of …
Tis good hearing any to speak of Christ; but Tis better to hear Christ speak. For the revelations of Christ in us, are better than the relations or reports that are made of Christ unto us.
We many times speak of spiritual things, but are not spiritual in speaking of them. Ralph Yenning 1620Â—1673.
We are so far Christians, as we can rule ourselves according to the rule of God; the rest is but form and speculation.
Death hath nothing terrible in it but what our life hath made so. Ralph Yenning 1620Â—1673.
GODLY SORROW It is seldom seen that silent grief speeds well; for either a man must have strong hands of resolution to strangle it in his bosom, or else it drives him to some secret mischief; whereas sorrow revealed is half remedied, and even abates in the uttering. Your grief was wisely disclosed and shall …
“HOW OPENED HE THINE EYES?” “I was born of very poor parents, and soon as ever I could labour I was put to the silk trade. I married when young, and had thirteen children; two of them only are alive now. I toiled all day at work for my family, and often slaved whole nights …