Daily Devotion Weekend

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19)

William Batchelder Bradbury. 1816–1868

In his pri­vate jour­nal he [Bradbury] wrote, “The 37th Psalm has been to me a nev­er-fail­ing source of com­fort and con­so­la­tion. My lit­tle Bi­ble fre­quent­ly opens to it of its own ac­cord. The 27th is also a fa­vo­rite when the ene­my comes in like a flood.”

Bradbury suffered from tu­ber­cu­lo­sis the last two years of his life. A few weeks be­fore his death, he said to The­o­dore Sew­ard, “I long to be free from this ev­il bo­dy, which does so much to drag me down. I feel that I want to do right, that I want to love my Sav­iour, and act to please Him, but this bu­sy brain and has­ty na­ture lead me oft­en­times to things that are con­tra­ry to the real feel­ings of my heart.”