TDR: 8 April (Zephaniah 3:17)

‘The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save’ (Zephaniah 3:17)

Whom? – the lost, the wretched, the unworthy. Every applicant, for “Whomsoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.” “Him that comes to me, I will in no wise cast out.”

How? – freely, without money, and without price; fully, by His blood, power and providence; eternally, all who flee to Him for refuge, all who build on Him for pardon, peace and life, shall be saved with an everlasting salvation, they shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end.

Why? – because it is His Father’s will; because He delights in mercy; because it will eternally glorify His name.

From what? – from sin, in its guilt, filth, and power; from the present evil world; from Satan; from the wrath of God; from every evil work and from all the evil designs of people. He has saved us, by receiving grace for us and dying in our stead. He does save us, by His presence, word, providence, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost – He will save in every trouble, from every foe, even unto the end.

Look to Him then, and to Him alone, to deliver, direct, relieve and preserve. He says, “Look unto me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”


Dear dying Lamb! Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed church of God,
Be saved, to sin no more.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

Journal Jottings

‘I would be nothing. I would lie low to be taught of God. I earnestly long and constantly pray, that the Lord would be my teacher; preserving me from error, and enabling me to receive and embrace his truth, cost me what it may. Blessed be the holy name of my God, that his work goes on among us, and sinners are called by his grace; my heart rejoices to see so many young people apparently under divine teaching. O may they all seek and find the Lord Jesus to be their precious, powerful, and loving Saviour!’