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Sweet Savour

Apr 29 GOD does not cease to observe the sins of his people. As the eye of Moses never waxed dim, so the eye of God does not grow dim with regard to the sins of his chosen. We may learn this from the recapitulation of those offences which we find in the chapter before us, and in many other places in Scripture. He looks down from heaven and beholds their wanderings,...

Ezekiel 20:41

Messengers Wanted

Apr 22 GOD’S great remedy for man’s ruin of man is the sacrifice of his dear Son. He proclaims to the sons of men that only by the atonement of Jesus can they be reconciled unto himself. In order that this remedy should be of any avail to any man he must receive it by faith, for without faith men perish even under the gospel dispensation. Now, there cannot be faith without...

Isaiah 6:8

Heedlessness in Religion

Apr 15 JEHU was raised up by God to be a great reformer in the kingdom of Israel. No sooner aid he receive his commission than he was at his work with a daring and a perseverance never excelled. He was commanded to cut off the whole house of Ahab, and the task was a very congenial one: he slew right and left, and spared none. Unlike Saul with the Amalekites, who...

2 Kings 10:31

Hope, Yet No Hope. No Hope, Yet Hope.

Apr 8 WHO can understand the subtlety of the human heart? Well said the prophet, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” The physician of the body had need be skilful to track disease to its secret origin and to follow it through all its mysterious pathways in the mazes of the human body; but he who has to deal with souls has a task harder far, inasmuch as...

Isaiah 57:10

Divine Gentleness Acknowledged

Apr 1 THERE are several readings of this text. A moment will suffice to give them to you. The word is capable of being translated, “thy goodness hath made me great.” David saw much of benevolence in God’s action towards him, and he gratefully ascribed all his greatness not to his own goodness, but to the goodness of God. “Thy providence” is another reading, which is indeed nothing more than goodness in...

Psalm 18:35

Future Punishment a Fearful Thing

Mar 25 You will most cheerfully bear me witness that my most frequent subjects are the mercy and abundant lovingkindness of our God in Jesus Christ-; and that it is my favourite employment to invite the very chief of sinners to come to Jesus Christ, with the assurance that he will cast out none who come unto him, but will assuredly give unto them eternal life. It is not to my honour...

Hebrews 10:31

Eyes Opened

Mar 18 THE fall of man was most disastrous in its results to our entire being. “In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die,” was no idle threat; for Adam did die the moment that he transgressed the command— he died the great spiritual death by which all his spiritual powers became then and evermore, until God should restore them, absolutely dead. I said all the spiritual powers, and...

Genesis 21:19; Luke 24:31

Have You Forgotten Him?

Mar 11 No single power or faculty of man escaped damage at the fall: while the affections were polluted, the will was made perverse, the judgment was shifted from its proper balance, and the memory lost much of its power and more of its integrity. Every observing mind will have noticed that naturally we have a greater power for remembering evil than good. Very plain is this in your children. If you...

Genesis 41:9

The Amen

Mar 4 THE word “Amen” is much more full of meaning than may be supposed, and as a title of our Lord Jesus Christ it is eminently suggestive. As you know the word is a Hebrew one, which has been very properly conveyed not only into our language, but into most, if not all the languages of Christendom. It is a happy circumstance that some of these words should have had vitality...

Revelation 3:14

Praise Thy God, O Zion

Feb 25 THE Saviour was “a man of sorrows,” but every thoughtful mind has discovered the fact that down deep in his innermost soul he must have carried an inexhaustible treasury of refined and heavenly joy. I suppose that of all the human race there was never a man who had a deeper, purer, or more abiding peace than our Lord Jesus Christ. "He was anointed with the oil of gladness above...