We need not fear sorrow as a guest in our homes if Christ be there also. But to have no Christ there, and only distress, disappointment, vexation, and fear, this is indeed a dark portion. Anon.
Issue: Volume 07
Men may love their friends more than they can help them, but the loving kindness of God is attended with a power as infinite as itself. Ps. 146.5. Charnock
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thess. 4.18.
Unreasonable fears are the sins of our hearts as truly as they are thorns in our sides; they grieve the Holy Spirit. Isa. 49.14. Daniel Burgess
This is my comfort in my affliction for thy word hath quickened me Psalm 119 50.
He that lives in sin and expects happiness hereafter, is like him that soweth cockle and expects to fill his barn with barley or wheat. Luke 6.13. John Bunyan
It requires more prowess and greatness of spirit to obey God faithfully, than to command an army of men; to be a Christian, than to be a Captain. William Gurnall.
OLD AB’ On the ridge of hills which divide Lancashire from Yorkshire there is a cluster of huge sandstone rocks, called, by local tradition, Robin Hood’s Bed. Standing on these rocks, with the face towards the setting sun, an irregular dale stretches out on the north-west side, about ten miles in length, bounded by broken …
BE THOU CONTENT Be thou content! be still before His face, at whose right hand doth reign Fulness of joy for evermore, Without Whom all thy toil is vain. He is thy loving spring, thy sun, whose rays Make glad with life and light thy dreary days, Be thou content. In Him is comfort, light …
MINISTERIAL EXERCISES A day of agony, but hope in the end. I went into my study, I prayed – I wept. I never recollect to have gone to the Scripture reading with a more dejected heart; I expected to be short and dry, and difficult in my delivery. I chose the 14th of John for …