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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

All is Vanity

All is vanity and vexation of spirit -- I have waited for Thy salvation, O' Lord. Man is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed from that quarter [i.e., the world]." (Thomas Boston)
Spurgeon on the Treasury of David

Spurgeon on the Treasury of David

James Renihan wrote an article in the latest Banner of Truth Magazine (August & September 2021, 695-696) concerning Spurgeon and the Treasury of David. I highly recommend both the magazine and Spurgeon’s Treasury as helpful, edifying publications. You can get...

Dejection in the Godly

Dejection in the Godly

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28). In Thomas Watson's preface in 1663 to his exposition of Romans 8:28, he wrote, "There are two things which I have...

Give Me Understanding

Give Me Understanding

I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. It is time for You to act, O Lord, For they have regarded Your law as void. (Ps. 119:25-26) “As God’s servant, the psalmist has a claim on God for help. And so he asks for discernment—to...

Days of Anxiety

Days of Anxiety

“The fact is that, while all ages are not identical, they are all full of sin, and so full of anxiety. Things are not as they were in the original creation nor as they will be in the new heaven and new earth. Anxiety is a part of the Fall. This is true even for the...

J.C. Ryle on Zeal

J.C. Ryle on Zeal

Zeal in religion is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way.  … A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising,...

Kissing the Wave

Kissing the Wave

The quote below is generally attributed to Charles Spurgeon although I could not find this quote in any of his writings. It does have the ring of Spurgeon to it. "I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages."