Category Archives: Personal Devotion

The Loveliness of Christ: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford

THE LOVELINESS OF CHRIST A contemporary minister said [of Rutherford], “He seemed to be always praying, always visiting the sick, always catechizing, always writing and studying.  He had two quick eyes, and when he walked it was observed that he … Continue reading

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“God’s Thoughts are not Our Thoughts; God’s Ways are not Our Ways: A Prayer”

O Lord, we acknowledge that You tell us in Your word that Your thoughts are not our thoughts and Your ways are not our ways. We humble ourselves before You today, asking that you help us to accept and receive … Continue reading

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Thomas Brooks “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Remedies”

Priority: Beloved in our dearest Lord, Christ: the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices, are the four prime things that should be first and most studied and searched.  If any cast off the study of these, they cannot be … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards, “Religious Affections”

The Place of Affection in the Christian Life The holy Scriptures do everywhere place religion very much in the affection; such as fear, hope, love, hatred, desire, joy, sorrow, gratitude, compassion, and zeal. – 20 From a vigorous affectionate, and … Continue reading

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The Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal (b. 1650) Classic Quotes

The Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal (Christian Heritage Publications, 1996) John Piper writes, “This timeless classic was originally written to encourage a friend and stimulate his spiritual life. It was so appreciated that it … Continue reading

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