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Prayer to God in Trouble an Acceptable Sacrifice

Nov 9 THE Lord God in this Psalm is described as having a controversy with his people. He summons heaven and earth to hear him while he utters his reproof. This indictment will show us what it is that the Lord sets the greatest store by, for his complaint will evidently touch upon that point. We are informed most plainly that the Lord had no controversy with his people concerning the externals...

Psalm 50:15

Satan in a Rage

Nov 2 THE great battle in the heavenlies has been fought; our glorious Michael has for ever overthrown the dragon, and cast him down. In the highest regions the great principle of evil has received a total defeat through the life and death of our Lord Jesus. For human sin atonement has been made, and the great quarrel between God and man has come to a happy end. Everlasting righteousness has been...

Revelation 12:12

Refuges of Lies and What Will Become of Them

Oct 26 OVER against amazing mercy the Holy Spirit sets awakening judgment. The acceptable year of the Lord is also the day of vengeance of our God; and the sentence which shall confirm the righteous in his righteousness is attended by another which saith, “He that is unjust let him be unjust still.” When the Lord shall come to be glorified in his saints he will at the selfsame time take vengeance...

Isaiah 28:17

Number 1,500, or Lifting Up the Brazen Serpent

Oct 19 THIS discourse when it shall he printed will make fifteen hundred of my sermons which have been published regularly week by week. This is certainly a remarkable fact. I do not know of any instance in modern times in which fifteen hundred sermons have thus followed each other from the press from one person, and have continued to command a large circle of readers. I desire to utter most hearty...

Numbers 21:9

The Teaching of Foot-Washing

Oct 12 IT seems to me that the true text of this enacted sermon of the footwashing is to be found in the first verse of the chapter: “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Our Lord washed the feet of his disciples to show that to the last moment of his intercourse with them he was full of the deepest and truest love...

John 13:3-5

Mistrust of God Deplored and Denounced

Oct 5 THE children of Israel were very prone to unbelief. They wanted something visible to worship and to trust: they could not learn the lesson of faith in the One great Invisible, and hence they were one day bowing before an idol, and the next they were murmuring against the true God. Their life was according to the flesh, after the sight of the eyes and the hearing of the ears,...

Numbers 14:11

Self-Righteousness,-A Smouldering Heap of Rubbish

Sep 28 THE apostle Paul shall be our interpreter here. You remember how in the tenth chapter of his Epistle to the Romans he quotes from this chapter and says, “Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, all day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a...

Isaiah 65:5

The King-Priest

Sep 21 LET US first look at the historical setting of this passage. It would seem that three Jews of the captivity had come from Babylon with a contribution towards the building of the temple at Jerusalem under Zerubbabel and Joshua. Their names are given in the tenth verse of the chapter before us. Now, the Jews at Jerusalem had become exceedingly exclusive, and in some measure rightly so. They would not...

Zechariah 6:13

The One Foundation

Sep 14 UPBUILDING is very important, but the first question must always concern the foundation. However quickly, however cleverly a man may build, if the foundation be unsound he is a foolish builder; and however slowly, however laboriously a man may proceed, his building will not put him to shame if he has set his walls erect upon a firm basis. This is emphatically true in spiritual things, for there the foundation...

1 Corinthians 3:11

The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ

Sep 7 THE apostle is explaining the reason for his preaching Christ with so much earnestness: he had received divine light, and he felt bound to spread it. One great motive power of a true ministry is trusteeship. The Lord has put us in trust with the gospel; he has filled us with a treasure with which we are to enrich the world. The text explains in full what it is with...

2 Corinthians 4:6