The Lord is My Portion
"The Lord is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in Him." Lam. 3:24
Octabius Winslow (1808-1878) was one of most highly regarded nonconformist pastors of the 19th century. He was born in London, later moved with his family to NY where he was ordained in 1833. He later moved to England and held several posts in that country. Winslow wrote many books and they all have the same loving tone.
Pastors could easily use the chapters and associated Scriptures of Octavius Winslow's "The Lord is My Portion" for a sermon series that would last many many months.
The Lord's people but imperfectly realize their boundless wealth. They resemble an heir to whom a vast estate has been bequeathed, but who yet remains ignorant of the rich and extensive mines which underlie its surface, filling every acre with veins of the richest ore, until some incidental upturned sod brings to light the precious deposit. God has given us His Word--a field of wealth incalculable; His Son--in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; the covenant of grace--ordered in all things and sure; and Himself, our infinite, all-sufficient, all-satisfying, and inalienable--PORTION. Well may the apostle, summing up the inventory of our possessions, exclaim--as if no measurement or number could compass and compute their extent--"ALL THINGS are yours!"
To enable the pious reader to estimate in some experimental measure his vast opulence, is the design of this little work. The writer has endeavored to concentrate all the believer's wealth--where, in truth, God has deposited it--in JESUS; deeply, solemnly convinced that, it is the lack of more simple views of Christ, and a more direct application to His mediatorial sufficiency--dealing with the Father more immediately through the Son, in whom it pleased Him that all fullness should dwell--which is the cause of so much soul-leanness, prostration of spiritual power, and languor of love in many of the saints.
The points of light in which God in Christ may be regarded as the believer's PORTION were many and inviting. The writer trusts his pages will afford at least some faint reflection of "the unsearchable riches of Christ," to which the weakest, the obscurest Christ-believing, Christ-loving soul may prefer a personal claim, and say, "All is mine, for I am Christ's, and Christ is God's!"
The Lord is My Portion (Lam. 3:24)
The Lord is My Husband (Isa. 54:5)
The Lord is My Brother (Mark 3:35)
The Lord is My Hope (1 Tim. 1:1)
The Lord is My Helper (Heb. 13:6)
The Lord is My Refiner (Mal. 3:3)
The Lord is My Healer (Luke 9:11)
The Lord is My Deliverer (2 Cor. 1:10)
The Lord is My Master (John 13:3)
The Lord is My Servant (Luke 22:27
The Lord is My Teacher (John 3:2)
The Lord is My Example (John 13:15)
The Lord is My Burden-Bearer (Ps. 55:22)
The Lord is My Shepherd (Ps. 23:1)
The Lord is My Restorer (Ps. 23:3)
The Lord is My Light (Ps. 27:1)
The Lord is My Keeper (John 17:12)
The Lord is My Care-Taker (1 Pet. 5:7)
The Lord is My Provider (Php. 4:19)
The Lord is My Rest (Jer. 50:6)
The Lord is My Bishop (1 Pet. 2:25)
The Lord is My Leader (Is. 40:11)
The Lord is My Food (John 6:55)
The Lord is My Drink (John 6:55)
The Lord is My Saviour (Matt. 1:21)
The Lord is My Peace (Eph. 2:14)
The Lord is My Joy (Hab. 3:18)
The Lord is My Song (Ps. 118:14)
The Lord is My Creditor (Luke 16:5)
The Lord is My Expectation (Ps. 62:5)
The Lord is My All, and In All (Col. 3:11)
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