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



He was moved with compassion.

                    Matthew 9:36

The Lord is very pitiful, and of

tender mercy.

                    James 5:11

But who, Thy path of service,

    Thy steps removed from ill,

Thy patient love to serve us,

    With human tongue can tell?


O’er all, Thy perfect goodness

    Rose blessedly divine;

Poor hearts oppressed with sadness,

    Found ever rest in Thine!

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” I get the knowledge of what was in God’s heart as proved by His acts. He has thought of my state when I was a mere sinner and needed His love—God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. I have thus the heart of God as the spring and source of all.


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He can pity with the utmost tenderness for He came into the very centre of our misery.


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If man had no heart for Christ, Christ had a heart for man.


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There is heart enough in Jesus to open the heart of the vilest sinner. The sinner finds he has a title in God’s heart when he can find none in his own. The woman that was a sinner loved much because much was forgiven her. It was a broken heart that met the heart of God, and the heart of God met a broken heart. It is wonderful when the heart of man really meets the heart of God.


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The hand of God never deals but in concert with His heart of infinite love towards us. … And even if He sees good to allow a sorrow to arise—yea, to send it—it is from a hand which never mistakes, nor fails in answering to a heart whose love is perfect.


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Jesus … could say, “I have glorified thee.” The more evil there was done here, the more the Father was glorified. Never did irritation enter into Him; no contradiction ever prevented His having the same heart for man and for God.


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Ah! when we study Christ’s life down here, and what His heart and motives were, how shallow we are, … and how deep and far beyond our view the sufferings of His soul down here!


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A broken heart is suited to a heart-healing God.


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Whatever produces a care in us produces God’s care for us.


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There is much more reality in a living loving care of us than we are aware of. The Lord takes pains to assure us of His love, to persuade us of His love. “Ye are of more value than many sparrows.”


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“Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.” He puts them under the shelter of the name “holy Father.” He looked for them to be kept with all the Father’s tenderness.


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Let us trust Him more; let us seek to get more from Him; we cannot look for too much of His favour who has not spared His Son for us.


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Christ will be a sure friend, and even if we begin to sink in the water, will stretch out His hand and lift us up. It is sweet to have His hand in any case, even if our failing foot has led Him to stretch it out.

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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