What happened to Faithful and Christian in the Town of Vanity

More of Pastor Bunyan’s encouraging work!

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


Scanned by David P. Landow, The Victorian Web - "Christian and Faithful beaten at Vanity Fair" by David and William Bell Scott. 1857, Wood engraving, 3 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches. Illustration for Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, facing p. 118.“Christian and Faithful beaten at Vanity Fair” by David and William Bell Scott. Illustration for Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, 1857. Scanned by David P. Landow, The Victorian Web.


Psalm 119:54

Your statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.


VANITY FAIR

Source:

The Covenant of Grace website

(Edited to express Bunyan’s thoughts and his 17th century terms in modern American English. MT)

Then I saw in my dream, that when Faithful and Christian got out of the wilderness, they soon saw a town nearby, and the name of this town is “Vanity”; and in the town a fair is held, called “Vanity Fair”, all year long. It bears this name because the town where it is held is lighter than vanity; and also because all that is sold there – all its commerce – is vanity. As the saying of the wise goes, “All that comes is…

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Our Well Beloved!


Song of Solomon,

Chapter 2

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
12 the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13 the fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.



 

Small and great!


Psalm 104:24-26

NKJV

24 Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about;
There is that Leviathan
Which You have made to play there.


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Don’t ya just wanna run in there and start huggin on all of em? I do.

For your viewing pleasure! Laughter is good medicine, as the Lord has said,

“A merry heart does good, like medicine. . .”

Proverbs 17:22a

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10.13

Bless their hearts, it’s so sweet to hear and see them singing “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine.”

I used to play this video clip of them singing over and over, and I’d be just a cryin; it’s just so so sweet.

here’s my playlist of Christian music on YouTube

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Encouragement



Psalm 34:1

NKJV

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.


Hummingbird on flying. Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) in NE Venezuela by Marcia14

Hummingbird on flying. Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) in NE Venezuela by Marcia14

Be of good cheer, dearest friend,

When we trust in Christ,

our afflictions all will end.

His promise is ever true,

and meant for me and you,

Our God Who cannot lie

will deliver us in His time!