“…salt without prescribing how much…” Ezra 7:22 Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine grace in the soul. It is worthy of our attentive regard that, when Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest, he [...]
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"Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give [...]
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37 The believer is to persevere in his Christian course to the end of his life. We have known many who have gone into the field, and liked the work of a soldier for a battle or two, but soon [...]
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” Ephesians 5:19-20 It is important that we trace our benefits back to their source and [...]
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6 The promise that God will never leave nor forsake His people occurs often in Scripture. It was [...]
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Holiness is required, that we may not be a disgrace to God and a dishonour to him. The sin of God’s people stains his honour and profanes his name. When men profess to [...]
“…I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only [...]
“And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” Luke 22:46 When is the Christian most liable to sleep? It is when his temporal circumstances are prosperous. Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not [...]
"The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary." Isaiah 50:4 The Lord Jesus gives His people the tongue of the learned, the they may sometimes speak a word in season to His weary ones. Have you [...]
“And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” Luke 19:41-42 The Lord had finally acknowledged to the Jewish leaders that [...]
“And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.” 1Kings 18:43 Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it [...]
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46 The light of Christ is always distinguishable because it means the deepest impression of what is right, the clearest conviction of the will of God. Everywhere men are asking how they may come to [...]