This is a faithful saying

And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments…thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this; should we again break thy commandments (Ezra 9:10,13-14a) Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure […]

nor the clouds return after the rain

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain (Ecclesiastes 12:1-2) […]

rising of the sun

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. (Psalms 50:1-2) A couple of rising sun photos this morning. A front is moving into eastern WA this morning and bringing in a […]

an immediate, personal, spiritual certainty

  If the personal confession of the power and guilt of sin be missing; if the thankful, eager, conscious reception of the forgiveness of sins be lacking, faith will remain nothing but a “mere empty, idle, dormant idea concerning Christ.” But where the word of reconciliation has been heard, understood and accepted with implicit trust […]

a covert from storm and from rain

And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the […]

a bridegroom coming out of his chamber

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In […]

when I am old and greyheaded

 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. Thy righteousness also, O God, is […]

I will plant in the wilderness

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and […]

joy of the Holy Spirit

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. (Psalms 115:1-3)   And ye became followers of us, and […]