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



“My meat is to do the will
of him that sent me.”

                    John 4:34

Yet I will wait, in labour still,

    In Thy blest service here;

What Thou hast given me to fulfil­—

    Thy will—to me is dear!

If I have no motive but my Father’s will, how astonishingly it simplifies everything. If you never thought of doing a thing, except because it was God’s positive will that you should do it, how many things of your life would at once disappear; not in a constant struggle against one thing and another, but in the quiet consciousness that the grace of God has provided for everything, that you do not take a step, but what His love has provided for.


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All the wheels of God’s providence go in the way of His will which I am carrying out.


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I have no home—though countless mercies; on earth my home, for the home belongs to the heart, is the place of His will; for the rest it will really be in heaven.


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We have only to find His will, and we shall find Him in it.


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Whenever God has made His will known to us, we are not to allow any after influence whatever to call it in question, even although the latter may take the form of the word of God. If we were morally nearer to the Lord we should feel that the only true and right position is to follow that which He told us at first.


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We may lose God’s purpose of blessing to our own souls, by not seeing His mind in that which grieves us.


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The law of God’s mouth is precious above all, the expression of His own perfect mind and will, and of His will about us. We live by it, but we live on it too, and with delight as from Him and perfect for us.


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“If ye be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above.” … We are risen, and have nothing more to do with the world, as to our affections and object, than a man who has died out of it. It does not say, “You must die,” but “You are dead,” for that is the christian state. … If an angel were here, he would do that which was God’s will for him; but he would have nothing to do with the earth as to the object for which he lived.


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We get the rule for his (the Christian’s) conduct. It is very simple, very sweeping, and uncommonly satisfactory to the heart that really desires to do the will of God. “Whatsoever ye do, whether in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”


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Be assured that, if we are near enough to God, we shall not be at a loss to know His will.


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The Father’s will was His (Christ’s) motive for everything. There are thousands of things we do from habit, and we say we must do them; there is no “must” for me, but Christ’s will.


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Where there is spiritual discernment, things get simple and clear as daylight. “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him.” … Where there is the fear of the Lord, there will be the understanding of His word and mind. But the word of God will not be simple without subjection to 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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