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Christian devotions

Books mentioned in this video

Holy Bible

"The Poor Man's Morning And Evening Portions Being The Selection of a Verse of Scripture, With Short Observations For Every Day In The Year: Intended For The Use Of The Poor In Spirit Who Are Rich In Faith And Heirs Of The Kingdom" by Robert Hawker

"Solitude Improved by Divine Meditation" by Nathanael Ranew (1602-1678)

"Looking Unto Jesus: A View Of The Everlasting Gospel; Or, The Soul's Eyeing Of Jesus, As Carrying On The Great Work Of Man's Salvation, From First To Last" by Isaac Ambrose

"Morning And Evening Daily Readings" by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Morning Thoughts: Daily Walking with God" by Octavius Winslow

"Psalter Hymnal"

"Trinity Hymanl"

"Commentary On The Psalms" 2 volumes in 1 by J.J. Stewart Perowne

"Psalm 1-72" Old Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture

Psalm 23
[1] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[2] He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
[3] He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
[4] Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
[5] Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
[6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

"Chapter XIV.-Of the First Affection, Desire.

That affection of desire wound up, and let out to panting and longings heavenward, and being above, in this heavenly exercise of meditation. David, with his meditating of God and his word, tells us what longings and heart-pantings he had. "My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times," Psa. cxix.20. How was this? to have the book of the law? No, it was to be exercised in it, to an improving of meditation on it, Psa. i.2. Ah, he could not meditate enough, act freely enough, far enough. The commandment was so "exceeding broad," as he saith, Psa. cxix. 96, so very broad, and his heart so narrow: sin so encompassed and straitened him, that his soul breaks that he could have no larger thoughts. Such an edge and eagerness of affection, such a large, strong, and vehement desire, should be an attendant, an assistant of meditation, one strong feather added to the wing of contemplation to make it mount up fast to heaven.

Ah, say Christian, Lord, that my soul could meditate still better, fly further, mount higher, be more upon the wing, make sweeter and more happy discoveries, and prove a greater proficient in this heavenly way! Meditate with desires and breakings of soul, to dart up the highest you can to heaven, and stay there." pg. 46 Nathanael Ranew

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