December 12, 2017

The bodily torture even of crucifixion, could not extort from the holy Jesus the smallest sigh or complaint; but the sense of his Father’s wrath in his soul, wrung from him that doleful outcry; “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!”  John Colquhoun  (1748-1827)

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December 11, 2017

Trust not in oppression; as you may not trust any other men, so neither must you trust to yourselves, nor to your own wit, or industry, or courage, by which you may oppress others, and so think to secure and enrich yourselves.”  (Matthew Poole  1624-1679)

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December 10, 2017

“Our inheritance, then (as Paul saith in another place), is inestimable.  If a man could comprehend the great excellency of this matter, that he is the son and heir of God, and with a constant faith believe the same, this man would esteem all the power and riches of all the kingdoms of the world, but as dung, in comparison of his eternal inheritance.”  (Martin Luther 1843-1546)

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December 9, 2017

Unless gratitude be expressed for mercies already received and thanks be given for granting us the continued favor of petitioning our Father, how can we expect to obtain His ear and receive answers of peace!  (A.W. Pink; 1886-1952)

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December 8, 2017

“Anything which drives us to God is a blessing, and anything which weans us from leaning on an arm of flesh, and especially that weans us from trying to stand alone, is a boon to us.”  (Charles H. Spurgeon  1834-1892)

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December 7, 2017

“Though the Lord doth defer and delay you for a time, yet he will come, and mercy and deliverance shall certainly come.”  (Thomas Brooks  1608-1680)

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December 6, 2017

Without a sincere attachment to the Author of eternal salvation, whatever works of morality we may perform, our obedience will be materially and essentially defective, as not flowing from a proper principle.  (John Fawcett; 1740-1817)

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