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To Ponder:

John Calvin, commenting on 2 Tim. 4:17: “But the Lord assisted me. He adds this, in order to remove the scandal which he saw might arise from that base desertion of his cause. Though the church at Rome had failed … Continue reading

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God’s salvation, in its entirety, is for His elect people, who are identified in the Scriptures as “the people of God.” All that the Lord Jesus did, does, and will do–is, has always been, and will always be for His … Continue reading

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“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8. In giving Christ to die for poor sinners, God gave the richest jewel in His cabinet; a mercy of the … Continue reading

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“He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” Ephesians 1:4. “His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:11. “Who has saved us and called us to a holy … Continue reading

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All our pompous show of holiness without sincerity, is but folly set forth in its embroidery; it is but going to hell in a more devout way than others. . . Men are ambitious of credit, and would gain repute … Continue reading

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“He has made us kings and priests to our God.” Revelation 5:10. The Lord Jesus infinitely excels all earthly kings, in that He makes all His subjects kings! He has a crown of glory for every subject. Oh, what a glorious King is this. Oh sirs, … Continue reading

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Believer, what are you doing, going groaning through the world beneath a load of fears and cares? What should discourage you? What should disturb your peace? What can ruffle the calm spirit of a man who knows that the hands which were … Continue reading

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“I hate pride and arrogance!” Proverbs 8:13. Nothing stops the current of His blessings so much as pride. He resists the proud–He is at war with them. A futile war! A proud sinner fighting against a holy God! Who do you think will conquer? … Continue reading

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I beg the reader to make a solemn pause over this chapter (Jeremiah 40), and to remark, how soon a sense of divine judgments lose their effect; except divine grace keep the remembrance of them, with all their blessed consequences, … Continue reading

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“These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes!” Revelation 14:4. A believer follows the Lamb TRULY, without hypocrisy. Many follow the Lamb, as beggars follow a rich man–only for his money. They prize the wages of religion–above the works of religion! … Continue reading

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