“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 [...]
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"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 [...]
“The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.” Psalm 147:11 Among those treasures with which we are all endowed by nature, hope stands by itself as being at once the most precious and the most treacherous. Just because hope is so common we accept it as [...]
“For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes “. Jeremiah 16:17 No sin is private. It may be secret but it is not private. It is a great error to hold, as some do, that each man's conduct is his [...]
"I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3 There are different translations of these words. One version renders it, "I will shew thee great and fortified things." Another, "Great and reserved things." Now, there are reserved and special things in Christian experience: all the developments [...]
"And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”. Acts 2:46-47 In every life, [...]
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 There is a common cultic heresy to the effect that the blood of Christ has no cleansing efficacy of [...]
"God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9 Another moral attribute of God is God’s faithfulness. What does it mean? When you say that God is faithful, you mean that He is one upon whom you can safely lean. It means [...]
“…Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?...” Matthew 8:26 When we are in fear we can do nothing less than pray to God, but Our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His Name should have an understanding confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident [...]