“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 We may here meet a question which has often been asked by those who are conscious of a relapsed [...]
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“Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.” 2 Corinthians 11:22 We have here a personal claim and one that needs proof. The apostle knew that His claim was indisputable, but there are many persons who have no right to the [...]
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.” 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 I could quote hundreds of passages from the Holy Scriptures to show that God keeps His [...]
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 In September 1857 a newly appointed city missionary, Jeremiah Lamphier, started weekly prayer meetings in the Dutch Reformed Church at Fulton Street in New [...]
“…but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;” 1 Timothy 6:17 Our Lord Jesus is ever giving—and does not for a solitary instant withdraw His hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim—the oil shall not be stopped. He is a [...]
“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.” 2 Chronicles 19:2 Jehoshaphat was a godly king of Judah who faithfully served the Lord, [...]
"Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods." — Jeremiah 16:20 One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly. Remphan's star shines no longer, and the women weep no more for Tammuz, but Mammon still intrudes [...]
“And he said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Genesis 22:2 Character determines how a man interprets God’s will (Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham [...]
"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name." Matthew 6:9 There is in each of us an envy; O how hard a matter it is to rejoice in the gifts, graces, and labours of others, and be content in circumstances, when God casts us by as unworthy, [...]
"Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy." Exodus 20:8 That we may sanctify and hallow the Sabbath by attentive hearing, beware of these two things: distraction and drowsiness. It is said of Bernard that when he came to the church door, he would say, "Stay here all my earthly thoughts." Distraction hinders devotion. How [...]
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:6 Eight times in the space of this verse is the pronoun used in the singular number and [...]
“And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” Matthew 27:32 Let us now gaze for a while upon Christ carrying his cross. He comes forth from Pilate's hall with the cumbrous wood upon his shoulder, but through weariness he travels slowly. [...]