Aitken – Devotional Thoughts

Devotional Thoughts
By William Hay Macdowall Hunter Aitken

(edited by David Cox)


Hiding Places

Walking with God

The Eye of God

Jacob’s Struggle for a Blessing

Separation Ending in Union

Three Great Truths Taught by the Passover

Israel’s Deliverance

The World Afraid of God’s People

Anticipations of Faith

The Solitary Sin-Bearer

The Crossing of the Jordan

The Attitude of Reuben

Why Did Dan Remain in Ships

The Men of Keilah

The Atonement a Necessity


The Story of a Great Deliverance

Contenders with God

The Two Ways

A Strange Plea

The Place of Feeling in Religion


Conviction of Sin

Truth in the Inward Parts

The Good of God’s Chosen

The Visit of Salvation


The Little City and the Poor Wise Man

Who was the Speaker

Divine Disappointment

God Employs Various Means in Dealing with Men

The Moral Limits of the Divine Resources

The Circumstances of the Vision

No Heaven Possible to the Uncleansed Man

The Holy One the Purifier


Peace not from Nature, But from God

Holiness, Under the Old Dispensation and Under the New

The Highway of Holiness

A Polished Shaft

A Sharp Sword

What Hast Thou Done?

The Harvest Past

Valiant for the Truth

God Glorified in the Fall of Pride

The Blessing and the Curse

The Cry of the Penitent

Burning the Roll

The Lord is There

The Spiritual Kingdom

The Man Who Failed of His Life’s Purpose

The Valley of Achor

Israel and King Jareb

Self-Destruction, — God Salvation

God’s Call to the Fallen

How to Return to God

The Valley of Decision

Can Two Walk Together, Except They be Agreed?

Lying Vanities

The Goodly Price of Jesus


The Heroism of the Crucified

Glad News

Out of Company with Jesus

The Centurion’s Faith

Young Man, Arise

The Rejection of the Counsel of God by the Pharisees

Free Forgiveness

Various Touches


Self-Seeking Involves a Cross Equally with Self-Abnegation

Rescue the Perishing

The Good Samaritan

Martha; Or, Thoughts on the Active Life

Mary; Or, the Contemplative Life

The Poor Invited to a Feast

The Excuses

The Invitation

A Sinner Brought to His Right Mind


Give Me My Portion

God Allows Man to Use His Independence

The Beginning Starvation

The Far Country

The Madness of Sinners

The Pain of Self-Awakening

The Younger Son and His Demand

Unsatisfied Desires


Where is the Heavenly Kingdom

Enthusiasm Rebuked

The Agony of Sin

The Brazen Serpent

Human Curiosity and Divine Mystery

Bible Study

The Imperilled Condition of the Impenitent Sinner

No Place for the Word

Faith in Christ


Repentance not Mere Sorrow for Sin

Repentance, a Change of Mind


Unworthy of Eternal Life

The Great Question

The Curious Arts

Paul’s Reasonings

The Power of the Gospel Contrasted with Other Theories

The Goodness of God an Inducement to Repentance

Justification by Faith: an Instance Of

Justification More than Forgiveness

Love Commended

The Love of God Commended

Newness of Life

The Christian a Debtor not to the Flesh, But to the Spirit

A Living Sacrifice

The Consecrated Body

Let Us Keep the Feast

Purging Out the Old Leaven

Full Surrender to God

Not Our Own


Savour of Death or of Life

Redemption by the Substitutionary Death of Christ

The Old Gospel and the New


Saved by Grace

Imitators of God

The Fellowship of Christ’s Sufferings

Suffering Working Perfection

The Christian’s Walk and its Object


Grace Our Teacher

Our Teacher’s Mode of Teaching

Peculiar But not Eccentric

The Blessed Hope of Grace

The Denial of Worldly Lust

The Epiphany and Mission of Grace

The Godly Life

The Negative Teaching of Grace

The Practical Result of the Teaching of Grace

The Redemption from Lawlessness

The Righteous Life

The Sober Life

Perfection Through Suffering

Only To-Day is Yours


The Engrafted Word

Forgetful Hearers

St. Paul and St. James on Faith

As and So — the Method of Ministry

The Peril of Worldliness

What Manner of Love


The Trustworthiness of Jesus Christ

Behold, He Cometh

Loss of the First Love

Christ At the Door of the Heart

The Last Great Prayer Meeting

King of Kings, and Lord of Lords

The Opening of the Books

No Temple in Heaven


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