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 count all things but loss

for the excellency of the

knowledge of Christ Jesus.”

                    Philippians 3:8

‘Tis the treasure I’ve found in His love

    That has made me a pilgrim below;

And ‘tis there, when I reach Him above

    As I’m known, all His fulness I’ll know.

Absolute consecration to Jesus is the strongest bond between human hearts. It strips them of self, and they have but one soul in thought, intent and settled purpose, because they have but one object.


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Can we honestly say, with glory before us, with Christ before us: “This one thing I do”? Which way does your eye turn? Which way are you going? God has only one way—Christ.


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Paul saw Christ on the way to Damascus, and he gives up his importance, his Pharisaism, his teaching, his everything else, and he counts all but loss that he may win Christ. … People talk of sacrifices; but there is no great sacrifice in giving up dung. If the eye were so fixed on Christ that these things got that character it would not be a trouble to give them up. The thing gets its character from what the heart is set on.


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I hope that God will keep you from every bond save the bonds of Christ, and that He will rivet these bonds of security and joy more and more.


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In all true devotedness Christ is the first and governing object; next, “His own which are in the world”; and then our fellow men—first their souls, then their bodies, and every want they are in.


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The love of Christ constrains us in the cross to give ourselves wholly up to Him who has so loved us, given Himself wholly up for us. … It makes us of little esteem to ourselves in the presence of such love. We see we are not our own, but bought with a price.


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The sense that we are not our own deepens the claim in our hearts, yet takes away all merit in the devotedness.


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It is by looking to Jesus that we can give up anything.


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Following Christ wholly the world or the human heart will never stand.


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We have to live in natural ties as those who are not in them, to act from Christ in them.


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You may be blessed to your husband … as strengthening and comforting and encouraging him … in the weariness and trials which accompany the service. But do not seek to relax his energy. A wife sometimes likes to have her husband for herself, and when her husband is the Lord’s labourer it is a great evil. I have known a wife spoil a labourer … in this way. A husband is bound to care for his wife, consider her, and do anything but neglect her … but the wife of a labourer for the Lord must put his work and labour before herself. … A wise wife who seeks first the Lord herself, puts Him first for her husband, and does not love him the less; it is a bond, and her husband will honour and value her, and so will the Lord.


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Oh, how surely we shall feel it that day, that all that was not a heart given to Him was loss and wretchedness.

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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