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



“For whom I have suffered the loss

of all things.

                    Philippians 3:8

Art thou wean’d from Egypt’s pleasures?

    God in secret thee shall keep;

There unfold His hidden treasures,

    There His love’s exhaustless deep.

Every mark of the world is a reproach to him who is heavenly.


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It is only the heavenly man who has died with Christ that disentangles himself from all that is of Egypt … the principle of worldliness is uprooted in him who is dead and risen with Christ and living a heavenly life.


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Alliance with the world prevents our overcoming the world.


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Called to glory, faith of necessity quits Egypt; God has not placed the glory there. To be well off in the world is not to be well off in heaven.


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I dread the saints getting tired of unworldliness.


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It is with a rejected Saviour we have to walk. The whole system of the world is a stumbling block to turn the heart from God—dress, vain show, flattery … All that puts us into the rich man’s place is a stumbling block. Heaven is open to a rejected Christ. Remember this.


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Samson … was one separated to God, sanctified for Jehovah … his hair was not to be cut. While the commandment and precept were observed, his strength was with him. There might have seemed little connection between long or uncut hair and all overcoming strength; but God was in it: and an obeyed, honoured God, is a God of strength to us.


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God’s design is to link us with heaven. You must have heaven without the world, or the world without heaven. He who prepares the city cannot wish for us anything between the two.


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I remember saying … that our giving up the world and the world giving up us were two very different things. It is the latter which tries all the elements of self importance, which lie much deeper than we are aware.


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Where activity is distinctly wanting is in bringing up Christ to souls and devotedness to Him, unworldliness, a life where we do one thing, a home, dress, manners, which say that Christ is all.


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(2 Cor. 6:17 18.) We come out from among the worldly … in order to enter into the relationship of sons and daughters to the Almighty God: otherwise we cannot possibly realise this relationship. God will not have worldlings in relation with Himself as sons and daughters; they have not entered into this position with regard to Him.


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Wise was God indeed to choose not many mighty, not many noble, not many rich; they find it hard to submit their comforts and comeliness to God’s. A rich body of Christians will become practically poor and simple or practically worldly.


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A distracted heart is the bane of a Christian. When my heart is filled with Christ I have no heart or eye for the trash of the world. If Christ is dwelling in your heart by faith it will not be the question, What harm is there in this, or that? Rather, Am I doing this for Christ? Can Christ go along with me in this? If you are in communion with Him you will readily detect what is not of Him. Do not let the world come in and distract your thoughts.

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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