Posts related to Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford (c. 1600 – 1661) is best known for his devotional letters many of which were written from exile in Aberdeen. He played a major role in the Covenanting Revolution in Scotland and at the Westminster Assembly in formulating the Westminster Standards. He was one of the foremost theologians and apologists for Presbyterianism in the seventeenth century. His Lex, Rex was an important rebuttal of the divine right of kings theory.

Aug 30

Feelings Change, Christ Does Not

“In our fluctuations of feelings, it is well to remember that Jesus admits no change in His affections; your heart is not the compass Jesus saileth by” – Samuel Rutherford

Aug 14

Christ Will Bear Your Burdens

“Courage up your heart; when you tire, He will bear both you and your burden. Yet a little while, and you shall see the salvation of God” – Samuel Rutherford

Jul 21

Help for Stirring Up Your Spiritual Life

Sometimes we pray even though we do not feel like praying. We open our Bibles and our minds and hearts feel as though they are under a dead weight. How should we approach this problem? There is a widespread false assumption that the spiritual life is e …

Jul 7

Conscience is Fragile: Handle with Care

The human mind is fragile as well as powerful and complex. The human spirit can be resilient but may also be frail in the face of countless intricate emotions, memories, doubts and fears. Conscience is an especially delicate part of who we are. God has …

Jun 2

Waiting on God’s Providence

“I will charge my soul to believe and to wait for Him, and will follow His providence, and not go before it, nor stay behind it” – Samuel Rutherford