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August 16 Be Sure of His Promises

August 16 Be Sure of His Promises

“Do as thou hast said, that thy name may be magnified forever” (1 Chron. 17:23-24).

This is a most blessed phase of true prayer. Many a time we ask for things which are not absolutely promised. We are not sure therefore until we have persevered for some time […]

August 15 Our Dependency on Christ

August 15 Our Dependency on Christ

“We are troubled on every side” (2 Cor. 7:5).

Why should God have to lead us thus, and allow the pressure to be so hard and constant? Well, in the first place, it shows His all-sufficient strength and grace much better than if we were exempt from pressure and […]

August 14 Hold on Until the End

August 14 Hold on Until the End

“We are made partaker of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end” (Heb. 3:14).

It is the last step that wins; and there is no place in the pilgrim’s progress where so many dangers lurk as the region that lies hard by […]

August 13 Tempered and Tried

August 13 Tempered and Tried

“Followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Heb. 6:12).

They (heroes of faith) are calling to us from the heights that they have won, and telling us that what man once did man can do again. Not only do they remind us of the necessity of […]

August 12 The Price of Freedom

August 12 The Price of Freedom

“And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him” (Mark 9:26).

Evil never surrenders its hold without a sore fight. We never pass into any spiritual inheritance through the delightful exercises of a picnic, but always through the grim contentions of the battle field. It […]