Thomas Adams on Conscience

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Conscience is God's deputy in the soul.”

Thomas Adams


Samuel Davies Reflections on War

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"It is He alone—who can quench those lusts that set the world on fire, and implant the opposite virtues and graces. Love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, meekness, are mentioned by Paul, as the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22, because the Spirit alone is the author of them. And if these dispositions were predominant in the world—what a serene, calm, peaceful region would it be, undisturbed with the hurricanes of human passions!"

Samuel Davies


J.R. Miller on Peace and Joy

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Joyful songs ring out into the gloom. The dark night of storm flings no shadows inside. The angry tempest breaks not the gladness of that sweet home. Picture this of the peace religion brings. The world is full of storms, but there is joy in the Christian’s heart through all. Songs ring out in the blackest night of trial.  Job had this peace, and it was not broken by all his adversities. Paul had it, and he went singing through all his tribulations, persecutions, and trials.”

J.R. Miller


John Newton on Difficult Times

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Our sea may sometimes be stormy, but we have an infallible Pilot, and shall infallibly gain our port.”

John Newton


A.W. Pink on Christ's Birth

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, December 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“He was laid in a manger because there was no room in the inn. How solemnly this brings out the world’s estimate of the Christ of God. There was no appreciation of His amazing condescension. He was not wanted. It is so still. There is no room for Him in the schools, in society, in the business world, among the great throngs of pleasure seekers, in the political realm, in the newspapers, nor in many of the churches. It is only history repeating itself. All that the world gave the Saviour, was a stable for His cradle, a cross on which to die, and a borrowed grave to receive His murdered body.”

A.W. Pink


J.C. Ryle on God's Love for His Children

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On at 5:30 AM

“Believers are tenderly loved by God the Father. It is “the Father’s good pleasure” to give them a kingdom. He does not receive them grudgingly, unwillingly and coldly. He rejoices over them as members of His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased. He regards them as His dear children in Christ.”

J.C. Ryle




John Flavel on Ones Conversation

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"The beauty of our conversation arises from the heavenly frame of our spirits."

John Flavel


John Flavel on the Heart

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Keep your heart faithfully, and you will be prepared for any situation or service to which you may be called."

John Flavel


John Flavel on True Value

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"God values no man by outward excellencies, but by inward graces; they are the internal ornaments of the Spirit, which are of great price in God's sight."

John Flavel


John Flavel on Trusting God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Exercise holy trust in times of great distress.  Make it your business to trust God with your life and comforts, and then your heart will be at rest about them."

John Flavel


John Flavel on Guarding Your Senses

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"Having composed your heart by previous meditations, immediately set a guard upon your senses.  How often are Christians in danger of losing the eyes of their mind by those of their body!"

John Flavel


J.C. Ryle on What Draws Us From God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“It is not open sin, or flagrant breaches of God's commandments alone, which lead men to eternal ruin. It is far more frequently an excessive attention to things which are in themselves lawful and being "cumbered about much serving.""

J.C. Ryle


Thomas Goodwin on the Incarnation

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"What a wonder is it, that two natures infinitely distant, should be more intimately united than anything in the world; and yet without any confusion! That the same person should have both a glory and a grief; an infinite joy in the Deity, and an inexpressible sorrow in the humanity! That a God upon a throne should be an infant in a cradle; the thundering Creator be a weeping babe and a suffering man, are such expressions of mighty power, as well as condescending love, that they astonish men upon earth, and angels in heaven."

Thomas Goodwin


Charles Spurgeon on Piety in Parents

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"May fathers and mothers set such an example of cheerful piety that sons and daughters shall say, "Let us tread in our father's footsteps, for he was a happy and a holy man. Let us follow our mother's ways, for she was sweetness itself.""

Charles Spurgeon


Thomas Watson on Heaven

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“One hour in Heaven will make us forget all our sorrows. As the sun dries up the water, so one beam of God's glorious face will dry up all our tears.”

Thomas Watson


J.C. Ryle on Jesus Christ

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Our Lord Jesus Christ never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His heart is still as compassionate as when He was upon earth. His sympathy with sufferers is still as strong. Let us bear this in mind, and take comfort in it.”

J.C. Ryle


John Newton on The Word of God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“We learn more, and more effectually, by one minute's communication with Him through the medium of His written Word, than we could from an assembly of divines, or a library of books.”

John Newton


William Secker on Good Works

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“As trees without fruits are unprofitable; so knowledge without good works is abominable.  Leah and Rachel are fit emblems of knowledge and obedience; knowledge, like Rachel, is beautiful;  but obedience, like Leah, is fruitful.”

William Secker


John Bunyan on SIn

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“No sin can be little, because it is committed against the great God of heaven and earth. To commit little sins the sinner must find out a little God. “

John Bunyan


Octavius Winslow on God

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:30 AM

"To God nothing is mysterious. In purpose, nothing is unfixed; in forethought, nothing is unknown; in providence, nothing is contingent. His glance pierces the future as vividly as it beholds the past."

Octavius Winslow


A.W. Pink on Christ

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM

“The Lord Jesus Christ is not only a perfect and glorious Pattern of all graces, holiness, virtue, and obedience, to be preferred above all others, but also He alone is such.”

A.W. Pink


Jonathan Edwards on the Excellency of Christ

Posted by BluegrassRunner | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:30 AM

“Jesus Christ has true excellency, and so great an excellency, that when you come to truly see him, you look no further, but your mind rests there.”

Jonathan Edwards