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God’s Handwriting upon David

Aug 7 THE temple was not to be built according to the designs of David, or Solomon, or any other man. It was to be built according to a pattern which God himself had formed. In the things of God, we are not left to follow our own judgments and devices; but we are to look to the law and to the testimony for our instructions. To God’s Word we must always...

1 Chronicles 28:19

"If There be no Resurrection,—."

Feb 20 OUR religion is not based upon opinions, but upon facts. We bear persons sometimes saying, “Those are your views, and these are ours.” Whatever your “views” may be, is a small matter; what are the facts of the case? We must, after all, if we want a firm foundation, come down to matters of fact. Now, the great facts of the gospel are that God was incarnate in Christ Jesus,...

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Christ's One Sacrifice for Sin

Jun 29 I NEED not read the text again, for I shall not go far away from it; but again and again shall we come back to these precious words about our Lord’s one great sacrifice for sin.      What Christ meant to do on the cross, he actually did. I always take that for granted. He did not die in vain; he did not leave any part of his work...

Hebrews 9:26

An Ancient Question Modernized

May 14 EZEKIEL’S wife died. His heart was bleeding; but he received orders from his divine Master that he should not mourn, nor weep, nor make any sign of mourning whatever. It was a strange command, but he obeyed it. The people understood that Ezekiel was a prophet to them in all that he did; his actions did not concern himself alone. He was a teacher, not only by his words, but...

Ezekiel 24:19

The Right Key-Note for the New Year

Jan 1 IT has been truly said that, if the members of our churches were in a right condition of heart, the work of the pastor towards them would be no more difficult than that of a commanding officer to his troops. A general, or a captain, has never to study eloquence; he has simply to give the word of command tersely and plainly, and himself to lead the way. So, if...

Psalm 115:8

David’s Prayer in the Cave

May 18 “A PRAYER when he was in the cave.” David did pray when he was in the cave. If he had prayed half as much when he was in the palace as he did when he was in the cave, it would have been better for him. But, alas! when he was king, we find him rising from his bed in the evening, and looking from the roof of the house,...

Psalm 142