May 22, 2019

“The higher the destination of a silver vessel, the greater is the need that the silver be pure, and therefore, that it be frequently passed through the furnace.”  (William Garden Blaikie; 1820-1899)

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May 21, 2019

“The noon of temptation is sometimes very hot, fierce, and violent; Satan throws his fiery darts thick and fast, which oftentimes give the believer much uneasiness; he is “in heaviness through manifold temptations;” but Christ makes him to lie down quietly, and rest safely; which he does, either by shading him from the violent heat thereof, or by supporting him under it, or else by giving him deliverance from it.”  John Gill  (1697-1771)

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May 20, 2019

“God has designed the family to be the nurse of what is best and purest in human life, and when this design is crossed, the family institution which was designed to bring the purest joy, breeds the darkest misery.”  (William Garden Blaikie; 1820-1899)

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May 19, 2019

“Well!  A tempted soul, when it is worst with him may safely argue thus:  If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy; if there were not something of God within me, Satan would never make such attempts to storm me; if the love of God were not set upon me, Satan would never shoot so many fiery darts to wound me; if the heart of God were not toward me, the hand of Satan would not be so strong against me.”  (Thomas Brooks  1608-1680)

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May 18, 2019

“As a general rule, the things that are substantially best known are hardest to define.”  (William Aront, 1808-1875)

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May 17, 2019

“Nothing but a perfect obedience can gain God’s favor.  Hence, the covenant, and the incarnation sacrifice of Christ; the substitution of the just for the unjust.”  (William Arnot; 1808-1875)

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May 16, 2019

Satan appears as ‘the accuser of the brethren, accusing them before God day and night continually.’”  (Hugh Martin  1869)

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