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Be Thankful for Work

“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and contentment, and a hundred virtues which the […]

The Saint’s Contentment

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU” – Hebrews 13:5 The closing chapter of Hebrews provides many important lessons in practical Christianity. Of all things addressed in this […]

The Walter Mitty Complex

You may recall James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , a short story turned into a movie in 1947 with Danny Kaye in the starring role. Mitty is a character stuck in a very mundane life who escapes the bounds of that life via a very active imagination. He imagines himself various dashing […]

Contentment and The Mercies of God

We should consider, in all our wants and inclinations to discontent, the greatness of the mercies that we have, and the meanness of the things we lack. The things we lack, if we are godly, are things of very small moment in comparison to the things we have, and the things we have are things […]

John Piper: Why I Abominate The Prosperity Gospel

A Puritan’s Prayer: Things Needful

Thou Eternal Source, Author of all created being and happiness,     I adore thee for making man capable        of religion,     that he may be taught to say:        ‘Where is God, my Maker, who giveth         songs in the night?’ But degeneracy has spread over our        human race,     turning glory into […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Service & Equipment

    THOU GOD OF MY END, Thou hast given me a fixed disposition     to go forth and spend my life for Thee; If it be Thy will let me proceed in it;     if not, then revoke my intentions. All I want in life is such circumstances     as may best enable me […]

Wm. S. Plumer (1853): Trials Are From God

“Affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground.” – Job 5:6 To a godly man, such doctrine is a great comfort. It is for a joy that God’s government over evil is as perfect and constant as it is over good. “When disaster comes to a city—has not the […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Contentment

Heavenly Father, If I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty,     make my heart prize Thy love,     know it, be constrained by it,     though I be denied all blessings. It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants,     for by these trials I see my sins, […]

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