"…Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Behold, He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; Can He give bread also? They did eat, and were well filled." Psalm 78:19-20 & 29 This is always the cry of unbelief, Can God? whilst the triumphant assertion of faith is: [...]
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“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. . . For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:2,5 This is one of the most commonly cited Bible “contradictions,” the apostle Paul commanding us, almost in the same breath, to bear other people’s burdens and yet to bear our [...]
“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth...” Isaiah 53:7 How much grace it requires to bear a misunderstanding rightly, and to receive an unkind judgment in holy sweetness! Nothing tests the Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about him. This is the file that [...]
"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” 1 Peter 3:10 "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6 The ideal of [...]
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Romans 1:21 Among the sins to which the human heart is prone, hardly any other is more hateful to God than idolatry, for idolatry is at bottom [...]
"Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have..." Leviticus 19:36 Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were banished from all the world [...]
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29 How strong is the snare of the things that are seen, and how necessary for God to keep us in the things that axe unseen! If Peter is [...]
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 This life is not to be valued but as it yields opportunities to glorify God. We were not sent into the world to live for ourselves, but for God. If we could make ourselves, [...]
“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.” Joshua 1:6 This admonition to be strong and of “good courage” (Hebrew amass) is given some ten times in the Old Testament, plus another nine times [...]
Should the whole frame of nature be unhinged, and all outward friends and supporters prove false and deceitful, our worldly hopes and schemes be disappointed, and possessions torn from us, and the floods of sickness, poverty, and disgrace overwhelm our soul with an impetuous tide of trouble; the sincere lover of God, finding that [...]
“And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.” 1 Chronicles 9:33 Well was it so ordered in the temple that the sacred chant never ceased: for evermore did the singers praise the Lord, [...]
“Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts…” Hebrews 3:7-8 Golden opportunities, opportunities of priceless worth, are open to every one of us today. But "tomorrow" has no sure promise for any one of us. "The Holy Spirit says, Today," and Conscience also cries, [...]