Show & Tell Friday ~ Lincoln’s Devotional

 I found this book at Goodwill this week.

The newly-found book of daily Scriptural messages and inspirational verse in which Abraham Lincoln signed his name – a book he used and cherished, revealing a faith you can share. This copy was copyrighted in 1957.

The devotional portion of this volume contains the entire text of “The Believer’s Daily Treasure; or , Texts of Scripture Arranged for Every Day in the Year,” published in 1852 by the Religious Tract Society of London, England. The material is reprinted as it appears in the copy of the book which Abraham Lincoln owned, and therefore contains the several inconsistencies and typographical errors found in the original edition.

This is a bit blurry

This plate of Lincoln and his Log Cabin was given to us by Dear’s grandmother Nettie. It is from Wayne City, Illinois.

I’m including the July 13th entry from the devotional with no corrections…


Communion with God 

 a Source of Joy

There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou has put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. Psalm iv. 6, 7.

Lord, what is life? if spent with thee,
In humble praise and prayer,
How long or short my life may be
I feel no anxious care:
though life depart, my joys shall last,
When life and all its joys are past.

For more Show & Tell Friday click on over to Kelli’s at There’s No Place Like Home

All the photos from this post are being held hostage by Photobucket as of July 2017.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

21 thoughts on “Show & Tell Friday ~ Lincoln’s Devotional

  1. That book certainly was a great find and the plate is indeed a treasure to hold on to! Being Canadian, I’m not that familiar with your presidents but of course I have heard of Lincoln:-) xo

  2. What a treasure you found…..I’m a book lover and would love to find a copy of this book…….the plate is an heirloom….thanks for visiting with me……Betty

  3. Very interesting. I think Lincoln was a very complex and intelligent man. I ‘ve been to his birthplace in Kentucky. Seeing that small log cabin makes you realize that his beginnings were, indeed, humble.

  4. Really enjoyed reading about this! Arbraham Lincoln is a man I will always admire. Those are fine Lincoln collectables you have!
    Blessings to You! Claudia O.

  5. How interesting to have a publication of the devotions that Lincoln read himself. I love that you have a family Lincoln plate to go with this new addition to your collection. Very nice post!

  6. Ladies,
    I enjoyed reading all your comments and visiting your sites to see your show and tells. Blessings on your weekend.

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