A Gem from Robert Murray McCheyne

“Nothing that is imperfect can make us perfect in the sight of God. Hence the admirable direction of an old divine: ‘Labor after sanctification to the utmost; but do not make a Christ of it; if so, it must come … Continue reading

A Good Friday Poem

Come gather with me, brothers dear I’ve longed to sit and dine To eat my final Passover With you I own as mine   My time, at last, is now at hand And though I’ve told you so I know … Continue reading

A Lesson in Context – A Tale from my oft mis-spent youth.

Genesis 31:44–49 “Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, … Continue reading

As I was reading today – Proverbs 13:22

On the surface, the wisdom here is plain – we are to think of the generations which follow us. And it is right we take this in the first place in terms of leaving a material inheritance of some sort. … Continue reading

Eclipses in the Christian Life

In 1983, the raspy-voiced Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, rocked the airwaves with her hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” (Remember the hair?) Jim Steinman’s attention grabbing lyrics helped the tune stay stuck in the music zeitgeist of so many. … Continue reading

A thought on 1 Corinthians 10:13

God the Father is so good and gracious to His blood-bought ones, that He never allows them to be subjected to any trial, temptation or tribulation – but He is omnisciently confident we can overcome and benefit from: Through the … Continue reading

Some snippets from today’s reading.

These 4 snippets from the Cardiphonia of John Newton are not connected in any way. They are simply 4 random things that struck me while reading his letters today. Each from a different letter. The 4th one will be of … Continue reading