The Directory of the Devout Life

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We can never allow the great objective facts of Christianity, and their attendant doctrines, to sink low on our horizon; but we must give equal prominence to the demands of Christ for a righteousness which shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, and a perfection which shall resemble that of God. We have no right to be content with saying "Lord, Lord;" we must do the things which He says.

Of course, the right kind of obedience is impossible, apart from the Cross and the Spirit. We must be reconciled before we can become obedient children; we must be filled with the Spirit before "the fragrance of Christ" can be manifested through us in every place. The Sermon on the Mount must be read in the transfiguring light which shines backwards from the later events in our Lord's life.

When, however, this is borne in mind, each sentence of that marvelous discourse glistens with celestial radiance, and rings with the music of the Gospel. In such a spirit let us address ourselves to the study of the "Directory of the Devout Life," as it is contained in Matt. v., vi., and vii. (from the Preface)

F. B. Meyer was a Baptist preacher and a friend and contemporary of D. L. Moody. (6 hr 13 min)


Preface and Introduction 13:51 Read by MaryAnn
Oh, the Blessedness! 17:11 Read by MaryAnn
The Passive Side of the Blessed Life 10:26 Read by MaryAnn
The Active Side of the Blessed Life 11:02 Read by MaryAnn
Silent Influence 14:04 Read by MaryAnn
Lighted to Shine 15:36 Read by MaryAnn
Christ the Completement of Human Life 11:33 Read by MaryAnn
Love against Anger 13:43 Read by MaryAnn
The Rule of the Eye 13:46 Read by MaryAnn
Simplicity in Speech 15:05 Read by MaryAnn
The Second Mile 16:16 Read by MaryAnn
God's Primal Law 12:55 Read by MaryAnn
"Perfect as God" 20:45 Read by MaryAnn
"The Inwardness of True Religion" 19:40 Read by MaryAnn
The Disciples' Prayer 53:24 Read by MaryAnn
The Disciples' Use of Money 20:51 Read by MaryAnn
The Intention of the Soul 16:38 Read by MaryAnn
The Lesson of Birds and Flowers 20:21 Read by MaryAnn
"To Them that are Without" 16:27 Read by MaryAnn
The Royalty of our Life 20:02 Read by MaryAnn
Counterfeits-- "Beware" 20:17 Read by MaryAnn


Imago Dei

(5 stars)

a must read, great insight, practical spiritual formation. great insight into the ongoing transformation substantive, Relational and Functional 🙏

The Directory of the Devout Life

(5 stars)

Excellent book and very well read.


(5 stars)

focusses on Christ without forgetting the Spirit and holiness