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Importance of Small Things in Religion

Apr 8 Let me explain the events of which a summary is to be found in 2 Samuel 6., and 1 Chronicles 13:and 15:The ark of the covenant was a kind of chest made of shittim wood, and lined within and without with gold. Within this ark were preserved the tables of stone, which were received from heaven by Moses when he was upon the mount. There also lay the golden pot that...

1 Chronicles 15:13

The Jeer of Sarcasm, and the Retort of Piety

Apr 8      You will remember the remarkable passage of Sacred History which I related to you this morning; how David sought on one occasion to bring up the ark of God from Kirjath-jearimto Jerusalem; but neglecting God's ' law, they put the ark upon a cart, instead of carrying it upon the shoulders of the Levites; and as one mistake very soon leads to another, when the oxen stumbled, Uzzah...

2 Samuel 6:20-22

Resurgam

Apr 1      We preach with words; God preacheth to us in acts and deeds. If we would but perceive it, creation and providence are two continual sermons, streaming from the mouth of God. The seasons are four evangelists, each of them having his testimony to utter to us. Doth not summer preach to us of God's bounty, of the richness of his goodness, of that lavish munificence with which he has been pleased...

1 Corinthians 15:35-38

Contentment

Mar 25 The apostle Paul was a very learned man, but not the least among his manifold acquisitions in science was this—he had learned to be content. Such learning is far better than much that is acquired in the schools. Their learning may look studiously back on the past, but too often those who cull the relics of antiquity with enthusiasm, are thoughtless about the present, and neglect the practical duties of daily...

Philippians 4:11

Separating the Precious from the Vile

Mar 25      The difference between the Egyptians and Israel was exceedingly manifest. At first sight it seemed to be very greatly to the advantage of Egypt. They had the whip in their hand, and poor Israel smarted under the lash. Egypt possessed the toil of the Israelites. the sons of Jacob made bricks, and the subjects of Pharaoh inhabited the houses which the sons of Jacob builded. How soon, however, were...

Exodus 11:7

Memento Mori

Mar 18      Man is unwilling to consider the subject of death. The shroud, the mattock and the grave, he labors to keep continually out of sight. He would live here always if he could; and since he cannot, he at least will put away every emblem of death as far as possible from his sight. Perhaps there is no subject so important, which is so little thought of. Our common proverb...

Deuteronomy 32:29

Election and Holiness

Mar 11 He who preaches the whole truth as it is in Jesus will labor under continual disadvantages; albeit, that the grand advantage of having the presence and blessing of God will more than compensate the greatest loss. It has been my earnest endeavor ever since I have preached the Word, never to keep back a single doctrine which I believe to be taught of God. It is time that we had done...

Deuteronomy 10:14-16

Jesus About His Father's Business

Mar 4      It is peculiarly pleasing to the Christian to observe the interest which God the Father takes in the work of salvation. In our earlier days of childhood in grace, we conceived the idea that God the Father was only made propitious to us through the atonement of Christ that Jesus was the Savior, and that the Father was rather an austere Judge than a tender friend. But since then,...

John 4:34

A Blast of the Trumpet Against False Peace

Feb 26      Ministers are fearfully guilty if they intentionally build up men in a false peace. I cannot imagine any man more greatly guilty of blood than he who plays jackal to the lion of hell, by pandering to the depraved tastes of vain, rebellious man. The physician who should pamper a man in his disease, who should feed his cancer, or inject continual poison into the system, while at the...

Jeremiah 6:14

Spiritual Peace

Feb 19      Our Lord was now about to die, to depart from this world, and to ascend to his Father; he therefore makes his will; and this is the blessed legacy which he leaves to the faithful—"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you." We may rest well assured that this testament of our Lord Jesus Christ is valid. You have here his own signature; it is...

John 14:27