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Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment (Spurgeon). I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (1Cor. 10:15)

He that departeth from God (who is his life)

He that departeth from God (who is his life) by an evil heart of unbelief, #Heb 3:12, subjecteth himself to all sorts of deaths, natural, civil, spiritual, and eternal.

How can they be otherwise, that have a mighty strong God

I will glory in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

I can do all things, suffer all things, through Christ, that strengtheneth me. The weak shall say, I am strong, #Joe 3:10.

And, indeed, how can they be otherwise, that have a mighty strong God, #Isa 9:6; a strong word, the Lord’s own arm, the power of God to salvation, #Ro 1:16 Ac 20:32; a strong spirit, #2Ti 1:7; strong consolations, #Heb 6:18; strong armour, both offensive and defensive, #Eph 6:18; and the name of the Lord as a strong tower, whereunto the righteous run and are safe, and where, waiting upon the Lord, they renew their strength, they mount up with wings as eagles, or rather as angels, #Pr 18:10 Isa 40:31.

Symptomatology

Let God’s servants take heed how they hang loose toward him; and lest, by disuse and discontinuance of a duty, there grow upon them an alienation of affection, a secret disrelishing and nauseating at that which we ought most deeply to affect and duly to perform.

Surely, as loathing of meat and difficulty of breathing are two symptoms of a sick body, so are carelessness of hearing and irksomeness of praying two sure signs of a sick soul.

Tragedies all over

Daniel 4:23 Hew the tree down.

Sin ever endeth tragically.

A prophecy

God will call such men to a heavy reckoning one day as deride the power of godliness and the professors thereof.

Sin

If men will take liberty to commit sin against God, he will make but a short story of them and their works: Lot, for instance.

A grace to be gloried in

2Cor. 12 Ver. 12. In all patience.

A grace to be gloried in; Job is crowned and chronicled for it.

How can we sing songs in a strange land?

Gen. 47, Ver. 9. The days of the years of my pilgrimage.

All saints here are sojourners, all good people “pilgrims and strangers.” {#1Pe 2:11 Heb 11:13,14}

Far they are from home, and meet with hard measure; as Israel did in Egypt; as those three worthies in Babylon. {#Da 3:23}

Their manners are of another manner: hence the world owns them not. {#Joh 15:19} Continue reading “How can we sing songs in a strange land?”

Diet drink

Gen 42 Ver. 29. And they came to Jacob.

Who had looked many a long look for them, no doubt, and was now glad to see their faces and full sacks. But this joy lasted but a little while; for no sooner had he heard them speak, but he was thunderstruck, as it were: so little stability is there in any worldly felicity. Continue reading “Diet drink”

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