Category Archives: Meditation, Solitude & Self-examination

Doing the Math on Time & Eternity

Psalm 90:1-4,10,12 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to … Continue reading

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True Christian Meditation is not Contemplative Mysticism

Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:99; Psalm 39:3,4        His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.        I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Bosom

Job 31:33; Proverbs 23:32        If I covered my trangressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.        At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Some desire to … Continue reading

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A Censorious Spirit

Matthew 7:1-5        Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Meditation Upon God’s Word

Psalm 119:99; I Timothy 4:15; Psalm 119:18        Thy testimonies are my meditation.        Meditate on these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.        Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things … Continue reading

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Self-serving Zeal

2 Kings 10:16        Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): This is commonly taken as not well said by Jehu, and as giving cause to suspect that his heart was not right with … Continue reading

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Tuning our Hearts for Prayer

Psalm 39:3        My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then I spake with my tongue. GEORGE MÜLLER (1805-1898): When we pray, we speak to God. This exercise of the soul can best be … Continue reading

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Seasons of Solitude

Genesis 24:63        And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide. RICHARD BAXTER (1615-1691): When we read that Isaac went out to meditate in the field, the margin [KJV] says to pray: for the Hebrew word … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Solitude

Matthew 14:23        And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when evening was come, he was there alone. MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546): Every man must do things alone; he must … Continue reading

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Morning Devotions

Psalm 5:3        My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. WILLIAM JAY (1769-1853): Authors have found the morning the best time for study … Continue reading

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