Resources by Perseverance

The Pilgrim's Longings

     Abraham left his country at God's command, and he never went back again. The proof of faith lies in perseverance. There is a sort of faith which does run well, but it is soon hindered, and it doth not obey the truth. That is not the faith to which the promise is given. The faith of God's elect continues and abides. Being connected with the living and incorruptible...

Hebrews 11:15-16

Prospect—"He Will Keep"

WHAT a wonderful intercommunion and fellowship exists between the Father and the Son in the matter of redemption! It is the Father who gave the Son: it is the Son who gave himself It is the Father who gave us to the Son: it is the Son who has bought us with a price, and has kept us by his hand. Here, in the text, the Father who gave receives...

John 17:11-12

The Eye- A Similitude

THIS prayer is fall of meaning, and is the outflow of a well-instructed mind. It is no parrot cry, but the upleaping of a living desire from a grace-taught and thoughtful heart. The man knows something of himself who sincerely offers this plaintive petition to his God, “Keep me” Is there not a deep and sorrowful confession implied in this brief utterance of the suppliant? as though he should say,...

Psalm 17:8

13 Spurgeon Tips for Making the Most of Your Life

Jul 20 Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life? Christian history is packed full of people who decided to make the most of their time in this world:     John Calvin was 26 years old when he wrote the Institutes of the Christian Religion. David Brainerd was 29 years old when he died for his faith as a missionary. Jim Elliot was only 25...

The Final Perseverance of the Saints

Jun 24 THE man who is righteous before God has a way of his own. It is not the way of the flesh, nor the way of the world; it is a way marked out for him by the divine command, in which he walks by faith. It is the King’s highway of holiness, the unclean shall not pass over it: only the ransomed of the Lord shall walk there, and these...

Job 17:9

Labouring and Not Fainting

Sep 8 THE Lord Jesus Christ never removes his eyes from his Church. He notes everything that concerns her, observing not merely the life of her members but their soul’s health, and not merely their health, but the way in which they spend their spiritual strength. He knows their works, he observes their charity, their patience, their zeal, for his name’s sake. Seven times in his words to the churches, he says,...

Revelation 2:3

Perseverance Without Presumption

Mar 7 THOSE of you who were present last Thursday evening will remember that I spoke then upon the necessity of “holding fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end,” and I showed you that it is only by continuing in the faith with which we began that we are proved to be partakers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, let us speak as plainly as we may, we are...

John 10:28

The Perseverance of the Saints

May 23 THE dangers which attend the spiritual life are of the most appalling character. The life of a Christian is a series of miracles. See a spark living in mid ocean, see a stone hanging in the air, see health blooming in a lazar-house, and the snow-white swan among rivers of filth, and you behold an image of the Christian life. The new nature is kept alive between the jaws of...

Philippians 1:6

The Righteous Holding on His Way

May 12 WE are thrice happy in having a goodly number of young beginners in our midst. Our springtide is cheered and beautified with many blossoms of hopeful converts. They have just begun to go on pilgrimage, and would be as happy as the birds of the air were it not that some of them are grievously afflicted with the fear that they shall not hold out to the end. This is...

Job 17:9

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity

Jan 1 OMITTING all preface, it will be well to observe in what state of mind Jude was when he penned this Doxology, what had been his previous meditations, and when we have done so, we will endeavour to come directly to the text, and observe what mercies he sums up in it, and what praise is due from us to him of whom he thus speaks.       I. Then, UNDER...

Jude 24-25