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



“God is faithful.

                    1 Corinthians 1:9

Oh! when—without a cloud­—

   His features trace,

Whose faithful love so long

   We’ve known in grace;


That love itself enjoy­—

   Which ever true

Did, in our feeble path,
Its work pursue?

We should … have faith in the faithfulness of God to keep His own.


* / * | * \ *

He will not always use us in everything, but He will always do His own work, and we can or ought to trust Him for it.


* / * | * \ *

Patience is often a great remedy, because there is a God who acts. … There are cases where we must let God alone do all.


* / * | * \ *

Do not doubt His faithfulness … oh, how ungrateful I should be if I did not testify to His faithfulness, and to His great and sweet and precious patience with His poor servant.


* / * | * \ *

Mere attacks, I feel, are never to be answered. If we have failed—acknowledge it; if not—leave it to the Lord.


* / * | * \ *

“Thou shalt answer for me, O Lord my God.” … You get as dirty in contending with a sweep as in hugging him … our part is to live above these things, and not to think of attacks but of souls.


* / * | * \ *

When God works we look for full results.


* / * | * \ *

I have constantly found that bringing things to God, if real, is the way of having them done.


* / * | * \ *

His love and grace never fail. Were we alone in the world, His grace would be sufficient, and blessed be His name, perpetual company.


* / * | * \ *

Paul … could do all things through Him who strengthened him. Sweet and precious experience! not only because it gives ability to meet all circumstances, which is of great price, but because the Lord is known, the constant, faithful, mighty friend of the heart. It is not “I can do all things,” but “I can do all through him who strengtheneth me.” It is a strength which continually flows from a relationship with Christ, a connection with Him maintained in the heart. Neither is it only “one can do all things.” This is true; but Paul had learnt it practically. He knew what he could … reckon on. Christ had always been faithful to him, had brought him through so many difficulties, and through so many seasons of prosperity, that he had learnt to trust in Him, and not in circumstances. And Christ was the same ever.


* / * | * \ *

(Paul’s) heart rested in God; his assurance with regard to the Philippians expresses it. My God, he says, shall richly supply all your need. He does not express a wish that God may do so. He had learnt what his God was by his own experience. My God, he says, He whom I have learned to know in all the circumstances through which I have passed, shall fill you with all good things. … He applies his own experience of that which God was to him, and his experience of the faithfulness of Christ, to the Philippians.


* / * | * \ *

May the presence of that faithful and all good Jesus sustain you and rejoice your heart.

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
© Copyright 2005, SEDIN for the digital edition - All rights reserved.

SEDIN-Servicio Evangélico
Apartat 2002
(Barcelona) ESPAÑA
It may be reproduced wholly or in part for non-commercial purposes provided credit is given
by quoting the above and this notice.




English index

PDF documents
(classified by subjects)


|||  Index: |||   Index of bulletins   |||   Home Page   |||
General English Index   |||   Creation/Evolution Materials   |||   Molecular Machines Museum   |||
 PDF documents (classified by subjects)   |||