Feasting from the Puritans’ table ~ John Bunyan



1 Corinthians 1:30-31

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30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”


“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the Man Christ without, and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within . . . you are not able to divide the word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the word of God.”

JOHN BUNYAN

HT: Robert Basham, Gleaning from the Puritans Facebook group


Romans 3

For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”


“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”

John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress

A word in season – The Apostle Paul

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1 Corinthians 1

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”

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Colportore (pedlar) of the Claudiana 19th century with his Biblical Wagon uploaded to Wikimedia by Mkromer, category Waldensians (Valdesi)

Colportore (pedlar) of the Claudiana 19th c. with his Biblical Wagon, by Mkromer, Wikimedia, category Waldensians (Valdesi)

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A word in season – 1 Corinthians, Psalm 8

Excerpt from an excellent devotional on Psalm 8:

1 Cor. 1:26-29

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

“It is this principle that allows us to be used of the Lord for His glory and honor.  After all, are we not all weak and impotent in our acts of service to Him?  In that sense, are we not all ‘babes’ in His service and our understanding of Him?”

Rob Barkman, Settled in Heaven Ministries

Psalm 8:2: The Excellency Of The Lord: “hast thou ordained strength”

https://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/psalm-82-the-excellency-of-the-lord-hast-thou-ordained-strength/