Pilgrim Portions


Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby  



“Those He calls His own

—pilgrims in scenes where He has been.”



Selected by H. G.

Cover of book Pilgrim Portions




3—The Word of God

4—The Holy Spirit

5—The Perfections of Christ









14—Unbelieving fears

15—Separation from the world



18—Cross Bearing

19—Looking unto Jesus


21—The presence of God


23—Divine Affections (1)

24—Divine affections (2)


26—Songs of the night

27—The Man of sorrows


29—The all-sufficiency of Christ

30—Divine energy

31—Help from the sanctuary


33—The faithfulness of God



36—Nearness to God

37—Backsliding and restoration

38—The Light of eternity

39—Our needs and
       His fulness


41—The divine heart

42—Practical santification


44—Cheer for pilgrims

45—The will of God


47—The courts above

48—Christ is all

49—Walking with God


51—The heavently light

52—Our hope



The life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God

                    Galatians 2:20

Then would’st Thou that I should rejoice,

    And walk by faith below­—

Enough, that I had heard Thy Voice,

    And learnt Thy love’s deep woe.

Faith makes me see that God is greater than my sin, and not that my sin is greater than God.


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Connect your service with nothing but God, not with any particular persons. You may be comforted by fellowship, and your heart refreshed; but you must work by your own individual faith and energy, without leaning on any one whatever; for if you do, you cannot be a faithful servant. Service must ever be measured by faith, and one’s own communion with God. … In every age the blessing has been by individual agency, and the moment it has ceased to be this it has declined into the world.


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The tendency of association is to make us lean upon one another.


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The simplicity of a life of faith has charms that they do not know who never tried it.


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One does not get rid of the difficulties of the path of faith by trying to avoid them, one must surmount them by the power of God.


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A difficulty may be a real one, but it is only for the unbelief of hearts that it is an obstacle, if on the path of God’s will; for faith reckons upon God … and difficulties are as nothing before Him.


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Experience ought to strengthen faith; but there must be a present faith to use experience.


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It is by faith that God is honoured.


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It is enough for Satan if he succeeds in frightening us away from the pure and simple path of faith.


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Faith acts on God’s behalf, and reveals Him in the midst of circumstances, instead of being governed by them. Its superiority over that which surrounds it is evident. What repose to witness this amid the mire of this poor world.


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It is characteristic of faith to reckon on God, not simply spite of difficulty, but spite of impossibility.


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I have not seen the Lord leave those who have given themselves up to work, trusting Him; and I have seen distress of spirit and greatly hindered usefulness in those who, through their wives or own hearts, have turned to other things to help wife or family here.


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Faith tested is faith strengthened; it is to have learnt your weakness, but to have learnt the faithfulness of God, His tender care even in sending the difficulties, that we may be there with Him.


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My resources are somewhat diminished … but it is all right: everything is right for faith. … “In everything give thanks,” and if all come from God it must be right.


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There is One above … all able to bring about His thoughts, and he who has faith will find the sureness of His hand if He be really waited on.


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We are quick at seizing the reins when we see danger ahead; but the Lord knows better than we do what has to be done: in due season He will deliver all who look to Him.

Pilgrim Portions - Meditations for the Day of Rest -

Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby
Scanning, OCR and revision according to the original: Santiago Escuain
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