Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from January, 2010

Who is this God Person, anyway?

From Ralph, by Hannah Whitehall Smith:

Who is it that is your Shepherd? The Lord! Oh my friends, what a wonderful announcement. the Lord God of heaven and earth, and Almighty Creator of all things, He who holds the universe in His hand as though it were a very small thing. He is your shepherd and has charged Himself with the care and keeping of you, as a shepherd is charged with the care and keeping of his sheep. If your hearts could really take in this thought, you would never have a fear or a care again, for with such a shepherd how could it be possible for you ever to want for any good thing?

From a sermon by George Whitfield

Amongst all the devices that Satan makes use of, there is none by which he grieves the children of God worse, than his troubling you with blasphemous, profane, unbelieving thoughts; and sometimes to such a degree, that they are as tormenting as it is to be physically tortured.


You that have felt his fiery darts, can tell by fatal experience how often the devil has bid you, “curse God and die,” and darted into your thoughts a thousand blasphemous suggestions, even in your most secret and solemn times; looking back on which makes your very hearts to tremble.


Have not some of you, when you have been lifting up holy hands in prayer, been pestered with such a crowd of the most horrid insinuations, that you have often been made to believe your prayers were an abomination to the Lord? Nay, when, with the rest of your Christian brethren, you have crowded round the holy table, and taken the sacred symbols of Christ’s most blessed body and blood into your hands, and instead of remembering the de…