A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God
Consisting of a Meditation for Every Morning and Evening in the Year, Founded upon Select Texts of Scripture
In this classic of devotional literature, A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God, readers will find two heartwarming, biblical reflections for every day of the year. William Mason’s aim for each meditation was to “exalt the Lord Jesus, the perfection of His atonement and righteousness, and the glory of His salvation.” Christians who are eager to cultivate godly zeal will cherish this book, as each page revels in the abundant riches we find in Christ.
Humbly intended to establish the faith, promote the comfort, and influence the practice of the followers of the Lamb. Mason quoted as his theme, “In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3).
About the Author
William Mason (1719–1791) was morning preacher at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Bermondsey. Mason was known for writing The Believer’s Companion and his notes on The Pilgrim’s Progress. He was a clockmaker by trade and did some of his best writing and meditations in reflecting on ordinary things. With a keen eye, Mason observed how all things gave glory to God.
“A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God is thoroughly biblical, warmly experiential, and eminently practical. Mason’s daily devotionals have encouraged, convicted, and instructed thousands of God’s people throughout the centuries since they were first published. It is our prayer that you will benefit greatly from this clockmaker’s experience of communion with God in those early morning hours, out of which he distilled these daily meditations.” — Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley, from the preface
From the author’s own Introduction:
“Christian reader: silver of human eloquence, and gold of acquired literature, have I none. But such as I have, I give to thee, plain truth in plain style, in the name of Jesus Christ. He is our one master. It has been my earnest prayer, that to his glory mine eye might be single. One grand point has been my chief aim, namely, to exalt the Lord Jesus, the perfection of his atonement and righteousness, and the glory of his salvation.
This I have found the blessed support and joyful triumph of my own soul, while exercised with great disorder and weakness of body, in this work. If the Lord and giver of all grace, is pleased to bless this feeble attempt to the spiritual profit of any of his dear children, to him only all the glory is due. As love covereth a multitude of faults, and the prayer of faith availeth much, may these, reader, be excited in behalf of the following sheets; and towards him who desires to esteem it his highest honor, and greatest glory on earth, to confess and serve the Lord Christ, though less than the least of all his servants, and thine also for his sake. — William Mason