Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
~ Psalm 40:7, Hebrews 10:7
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
~ Psalm 1:2
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
~ Joshua 1:8
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. ~ Matthew 20:28
A Little Book Which Contains Three Pages, by William Mason.
I have read of a godly man who was once very dissolute. When converted, his former companions sought to bring him back to his former wicked courses. But he told them, “I am deeply engaged in meditating on a little book, which contains only three pages; so at present I have no time for other business.”
Sometime after, being asked if he had finished his book, he replied, “No; for though it contains only three pages, yet there is so much comprised in them, that I have devoted myself to read therein, all the days of my life.
The first leaf is red. Here I mediate on the sufferings of my Lord and Savior, His shedding His precious blood, as an atonement for my sins, and a ransom for my soul, without which I must have been a damned sinner in hell, to all eternity.
The second leaf is white. This cheers my heart with the wonderful consideration of the unspeakable joys of heaven obtained for me by Christ–and of being forever with Him.
The third leaf is black. Here I think of the horrible state of the damned–and the perpetual torments they are suffering in hell. O this excites thankfulness to my Savior, for His wonderful love and rich grace, in snatching me as a brand out of hell-fire, and saving me from eternal destructions.”
Here is a good man, a good book, and a good example for you and I. “Let us go and do likewise.” Constantly meditate upon Christ; upon the wrath He has saved us from–and the glory He has saved us to.
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
~ Hebrews 13:12
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
~ Colossians 1:20
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
~ Ephesians 1:7
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
~ Ephesians 1:14
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
~ Ephesians 2:2-3