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



“I sat down under his shadow

with great delight.”

                    Song of Solomon 2:3

We wait to see Thee, Lord,

    Yet now within our hearts

Thou dwell’st in love that doth afford

    The joy that love imparts.

Moses “sees Him who is invisible.” This makes him decided. When we realise the presence of God Pharaoh is nothing. … Where there is lack of communion there is weakness and indecision.


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There is no strength but in Christ. I have none at any time except as my soul is in secret communion with Him. … Now the direct power of Satan is towards this point, to keep our souls from living on Christ.


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One great thing we have to seek is that communion with Christ be as strong as all the doctrines we hold or teach. Without that the doctrine itself will have no force: besides, we ourselves shall not be with God in it, and, after all, that is all.


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God may make men as active as possible, like Paul or Boanerges, when He wants them; but communion is the most precious thing to Him. There is a difference between Peter and John. His heart rested with satisfaction on him who leaned on His bosom.


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There should be a going of the soul to God in a far more intimate way than to any one else. Communion with saints is precious, but I must have intimacy of communion with God above all; and communion of saints will flow from communion with God.


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Joy in God is communion … presenting a want to God is not communion. “God talked with Abraham,” “his friend”—that is communion.


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Communion with God is the retiring place of the heart.


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If living in communion with God we are not thinking of ourselves. Moses did not know his face shone when every one else did. He had been looking up out of himself and turned towards the earth, bearing upon him the light of heaven.


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None can be so intimately near us as God, for He is in us. Yet what an intimacy it is!


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The cross and the crown go together; and, more than this, the cross and communion go together. The cross touches my natural will, and therefore it breaks down and takes away that which hinders communion.


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If I am not in communion it is for the Holy Spirit to speak to my conscience, instead of using me.


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May our work be a work of faith, drawing its strength, its existence even, from our communion with God our Father.


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In speaking of God’s truth, whenever we cannot “speak as the oracles of God,” through communion, it is our business to be silent.


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I may study the word again and again, but unless I get into communion with Him by it, it will profit me nothing—at least at the time.


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What is the joy of a Redeemer but the joy and communion, the happiness of His redeemed?

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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