Book Review: Gleanings From the Teachings of G. V. Wigram

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This wonderful volume contains 416 pages of spiritual gems. Though its excerpts and short essays cover a wide variety of scriptural meditations, the grand theme is suggested in the very first entry which begins: “Christ’s yesterday was the accomplishment of redemption; His tomorrow is having His church with Himself in glory. But He is a living Christ for today.” Our blessed Lord Jesus Christ His Person, His work and His words form the preeminent theme of all Mr. Wigram’s meditations.
Some of the gleanings are but one paragraph in length, while others may cover three or more pages. The reader will find that even a few minutes of perusal will provide a spiritual feast. His meditations furnish sweet, practical ministry, well suited to the morally dark day in which we live.
In a meditation on page 143, Mr. Wigram writes: “If you see any beauty in Christ, and say, ‘I desire to have that,’ God will work it in you.” Then later: “If God is working, there is no distance between the potter and the vessel; it is in the potter’s hand fashioning it, and his hand is very close to the clay.”
We heartily commend this book to our readers, for it contains rich “edification, and exhortation, and comfort” (1 Cor. 14:33But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. (1 Corinthians 14:3)).