Repentance is necessary for well behaved persons

Repentance is necessary for well-behaved persons. These have no visible spots on them. They are free from gross sin, and one would think they had nothing to do with the business of repentance. They are so good that they scorn a psalm of mercy. Indeed these are often in the worst condition: these are the... Continue Reading →

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Turn away from the lovely enchantress!

from Grace Gems (J.A. James, "Faith's Victory over the World" 1852) "Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you--for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything... Continue Reading →

When Sin Remains: why God doesn’t take my lusts away!

The most wise, righteous, and gracious God does oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled;and, to raise... Continue Reading →

Sweetness of Christ

Christ is never sweet--until sin is felt to be bitter. Thomas Watson If your sinfulness¬† is becoming sweeter to your souls delight-¬† BEWARE. That is the result of a callous forming at the root of desires of your heart. It is poisoning the taste buds of your soul causing a delight in sin. BEWARE. If... Continue Reading →

The first lesson of a Christian!

(Thomas Adams) "All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:5-6 Humility is knowing that we are not humble. Alas! who is humble? Perhaps... Continue Reading →

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