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How to Please God

Aug 20 “WITHOUT faith,” says the text, “it is impossible to please God.” Yet all men have not faith; even among those who have heard the gospel, many have not obeyed it. Isaiah is not the only one who has had to cry, “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” If it be so, that “without faith it is impossible to please God,” what...

Hebrews 11:6

Servus Servorum”

Sep 6 OBSERVE, dear friends, that our Lord, in order to impress a great practical truth upon his twelve apostles, refers them to himself. He very often does so, quoting his own doings as an example to his servants. Does not this fact give us a hint that there is someone greater than a man here; for no mere man, modest and true and right-minded, would continually make himself the object of...

Luke 22:27

Brought Out, to be Brought In

Aug 6 OUR text occurs in the passage where the Israelites are told to personally instruct their children concerning the testimonies and statutes and judgments of the Lord. When they asked the meaning of the various ordinances of God’s house, their parents were to tell them, — not to refer them to the priest, but they were themselves to instruct their children in the things of God. In our own case, however...

Deuteronomy 6:23

Hearing with Heed

Aug 9 IN these days we have many instructions as to preaching; but our Lord principally gave directions as to hearing. The first part of our text, “Take heed what ye hear,” may be viewed as a note of discrimination. Be careful what you hear; hear the truth, and the truth only. It does seem to me as if some people said, “Here is a place of worship; there is sure to...

Mark 4:24

The Sinful made Sinless

Jul 12 NOTE, beloved, the special character of believers, — their divine relationship, their heavenly privilege; they are called “the children of God.” There is a foolish dream about the divine fatherhood toward all men; but it is a figment, a fiction, a delusion, a deception. The fatherhood of God is toward as many as he hath begotten again unto a lively hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;...

1 John 3:4, 5

He Ran, and He Ran

Jul 2 THESE two texts have a measure of apparent likeness: the man runs to Jesus from afar, and the father runs to the prodigal from afar. They both run; and when two run to meet each other, they soon meet. When a sinner is running to Christ, and the Father is running to the sinner, there shall be a happy meeting before very long, and there shall be joy in heaven...

Mark 5:6