The John Trapp Blog

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



That chancellor of heaven

Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. Jer. 15:1

Though Moses… That chancellor of heaven, as one calleth him; who not only “ruled with God,” but overruled. Continue reading “That chancellor of heaven”


Neglect of family prayer uncovers the roof for God’s curse to be rained down

Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name, Jer. 10: Ver. 25.

Pour out, &c. This is not more votum, than vaticinium; a prayer, than a prophecy.

And upon the families… Neglect of family prayer uncovers the roof, as it were, for God’s curse to be rained down upon men’s tables, meals, enterprises, &c.


The painting: Aertsen The Egg Dance, 1557, oil on panel, Rijksmuseum at Am

A high point of heavenly wisdom

O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? Jeremiah 14:8.

O the Hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof.

In prayer, to pitch upon such of God’s attributes as wherein we may see an answer, is a high point of heavenly wisdom. Continue reading “A high point of heavenly wisdom”

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