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



“Fruits of righteousness, which

are by Jesus Christ, unto the

glory and praise of God.”

                    Philippians 1:11

A holy Father’s constant care

    Keeps watch with an unwearying eye,

To see what fruits His children bear,

    Fruits that may suit their calling high.

You say you are in Christ … if you are in Christ, Christ is in you: then let me see Christ and nothing else.


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The apostle prays for … the Philippians … “that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” without a single stumble all the way along until the coming of the Lord.


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The abiding in the sense of grace, in the presence of God, is the secret of all holiness, peace, and quietness of spirit. If I wanted to describe a holy man, I should describe one who was always thinking of the Father’s love and the Son’s grace, and never of self.


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Are you careful to avoid everything that dishonours Christ? Whatever destroys Christ’s character before men is really a fall, though it may not be positively gross sin.


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The characters that Christ takes in connection with these last days are these, “the holy, the true.” Yes, that is the character He takes; that which He desires in His own, in their walk, when He is about to come. We have to watch over ourselves and over our brethren that it may be so.


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I do not believe that when people have really got out of Romans 7 they get back into it. One may have truly received forgiveness of sins and had joy; but self is not known; and it is necessary to know oneself to be delivered. … Until we are delivered, sin has dominion; when we are, Christ is our strength.


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If you are tempted, tried, look straight to Him; little by little you will become accustomed to believe in His goodness, though it be necessary to recur to it constantly: but the eye directed to Him makes Him known to the heart. Looking to Him who delivers us from ourselves is what excludes the thought of self, and sanctifies us … in a practical way.


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In general those who say much about … being dead to nature do so because they are not. … In the epistle of Romans … we get “dead to sin” … “dead to the law” … it is also said, “if Christ be in you the body is dead because of sin.” But dead to nature is, in all that we are said to be dead to, quite unknown to scripture in word or thought.


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Let us beware, in ordinary things, of the first step that would separate us from inward holiness, and that separation of heart to Him which gives us His secret, light from above on all that is around; for the secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him.


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We never have any excuse for any sin of act or thought, because Christ’s grace is sufficient for us, and God is faithful not to suffer us to be tempted above that which we are able to bear.


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Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. … Is this our simple purpose? … In any common act of life, our question should be, is this acceptable to the Lord? In purchasing an article of dress, it should not be simply, will this suit me? but is it acceptable to the Lord, does it suit Him?

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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