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God fighting Sin

Dec 28 THIS is a terrible case. When God is turned to be a man’s enemy, and fights against him, he is in a desperate plight. With other enemies we may contend with some hope of success, but not with the Omnipotent. The enmity of others is an affliction, but the enmity of God is destruction. If he turns to be our enemy, then everything is turned against us. The stars in...

Isaiah 63:10

Camp Law and Camp Life

Dec 14  I WILL scarcely allude to the context, which you ought to notice at home, but I must say as much as this: the Lord cared for the cleanliness of his people while they were in the wilderness, literally so; and this text is connected with a sanitary regulation of the wisest possible kind. What I admire in it is that God the glorious, the all-holy, should stoop to legislate about...

Deuteronomy 23:14

The Lord no more Wroth with his People

Dec 7 BEFORE any person could feel himself safe in applying such a word as this to himself, he would naturally read the chapter, and study the connection in which it stands, to see whether it would be a wresting of Scripture for any private believer to understand it as being spoken by God to himself. Doing this, you will very soon be satisfied that every true believer has his just portion...

Isaiah 54:6

"So it is."

Nov 30 THUS closed a forcible speech by Eliphaz the Temanite: it may be called his “summing up.” He virtually says, “What I have testified in the name of my friends is no dream of theirs. Upon this matter we are specialists; and bear witness to truth which we have made the subject of research and experience. Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it...

Job 5:27

Little Faith and Great Faith

Nov 2 BETWEEN the very lowest degree of faith and a state of unbelief there is a great gulf. An abyss immeasurable yawns between the man who has even the smallest faith in Christ and the man who has none. One is a living man, though feeble, the other is “dead in trespasses and sins”; the one is a justified man, the other is “condemned already, because he hath not believed in...

Matthew 14:31

The Memory of Christ’s Love

Nov 2 I DO not think I can preach to-night; I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to you a little concerning the great love of Christ. If I were dying, I think I could speak upon that theme; and oh, when we rise again, how wo shall talk for ever and ever about Christ’s love! This will be our endless theme throughout the eternal ages, “His...

Song of Solomon 1:4

The Perseverance of Faith

Oct 30 I HAVE frequently spoken to you concerning the faith of this Canaanitish woman, of the way in which Christ tried it, and of the manner in which, at length, he honoured it, and granted all that the suppliant sought. The story is so full of meaning, that one might turn it this way, and that way, and the other way, and always see jewels in it. But now I am...

Matthew 15:28

The Blessing of the High Priest

Oct 26 THE Lord has blessed his people, and he would have them know it. He has blessed them with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, and it is his wish that they should experience the fulness of this blessedness. Are any of the Lord’s people without a sense of his blessing? It is not the will of God that you should continue in this low condition. If you...

Numbers 6:22-27

Blessing for Blessing

Oct 26 GOD blesses us; let us bless him. I pray that every heart here may take its own part in this service of praise. “O thou, my soul, bless God the Lord, And all that in me is, Be stirred up his holy name  To magnify and bless!” Sit in your seats, and keep on blessing God from the first word of the sermon to the...

Ephesians 1:3-4

Members of Christ

Oct 23 YESTERDAY, when I had the painful task of speaking at the funeral of our dear friend, Mr. William Olney, I took the text which I am going to take again now. I am using it again because I did not then really preach from it at all, but simply reminded you of a favourite expression of his, which I heard from his lips many times in prayer. He very frequently...

Ephesians 5:30