Food for the Soul #1

I hope to provide on a weekly or regular basis, an article called Food for the Soul.  Unless the format changes, these articles will include various items for each of us to chew on, reflect, pray, think about, etc.  Let me know if this is helpful.

Bible Passage

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(Matthew 5:3 ESV)

Collect (Prayer)

1.  Our Father in heaven

2.  Who reigns over all

3.  Grant that we understand the poverty of our own spirit and live a life of repentance

4.  That we might live in your heavenly kingdom

5.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God.

Cathecism (from The Baptist Catechism – 1813)

Q.  Who is the first and chiefest being?

A.  God is the first and chiefest being.

–Q&A #1

Confession (from The Abstract of Principles)

I.  The Scriptures

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.


When I survey the wondrous cross

on which the Prince of Glory died;

my richest gain I count but loss,

and pour contempt on all my pride.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross v1 by Isaac Watts


The first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.

— George Mueller



* How to Avoid Christless Christianity by Tullian Tchividijian

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