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



“Learn of me; for I am meek

and lowly in heart.”

                    Matthew 11:29

O lowliness, how feebly known,

    That meets the grace that gave the Son!

That waits, to serve Him as His own,
    Till grace what grace began shall crown!

Pride is the greatest of all evils that beset us, and of all our enemies it is that which dies the slowest and hardest.


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God hates pride above all things, because it gives to man the place that belongs to Him who is above, exalted over all. Pride intercepts communion with God, and draws down His chastisement, for “God resists the proud.”


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“Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well.” The valley of Baca is a place of sorrow and humiliation, but one of blessing also. … With some of us this valley may be the loss of that nearest our hearts, or the thwarting of the will—something that will humble us; but it is a place of blessing. We get more refreshing from the painful than the pleasant things. … The refreshment and the blessing come from that which has pained us, humbled us, emptied us of self.


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He who is lowest and lowliest will be most blessed.


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Often the soul, by seeking joy, cannot get it; this would not purify and bless it and to bless God must purify. When emptied of self and seeking God we find joy.


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Shall I ever forget the humiliation of Christ? … Never! never! through all eternity. I shall never forget His humiliation on earth. While seeing Him in glory animates the soul to run after Him, what feeds the soul is the bread come down. That produces a spirit that thinks of everything but itself. … Go and study Him, and live by Him, and you will come out in His likeness, in all His grace and gentleness and loveliness. … The Lord give us to be so occupied with Him who was so full of love … so full of lowliness, that we shall manifest the same.


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True humility does not so much consist in thinking badly of ourselves as in not thinking of ourselves at all. I am too bad to be worth thinking about. What I want is, to forget myself and to look to God, who is worth all my thoughts.


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The only real humbleness and strength and blessing is to forget self in the presence and blessedness of God.


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May you be in yourself so broken down that you may find One who never breaks down.


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We do not know how to be weak, that is our weakness.


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The humble spirit does not think so much—it receives God’s thoughts.


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“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” What was the mind that was in Jesus? It was always coming down. … The more He humbled Himself, the more He was trampled on. … He goes down … till He can go no lower, down to the dust of death. … Are you content to do this? Are you content to have the mind that was in Christ Jesus, content to be always trampled on?


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The Lord be with you, and keep you near Himself, humble and serving, but having more of Him than you spend in service.

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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