Resources from Deuteronomy

Living on the Word

Mar 15 THE main thing for every one of us is life. What would it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own life? Of what avail would riches be if life were gone? What is the value of broad acres to a dead man, or the applause of nations to one who lies in his sepulchre? The first thing, therefore, that a man is to...

Deuteronomy 8:3

A Sermon of Personal Testimony

Mar 11 THESE are among the last words of Moses before his death. He addressed the people in a most tender and affectionate manner before he went from them. “The old man eloquent” seemed as if he would never leave off; he kept on reminding the children of Israel of the goodness of God to them, and telling them what they might expect at his hands if they would but serve him....

Deuteronomy 32:47

Men Without Heart, Sight, or Hearing

Jan 8 FEELING, sight, hearing! What wonderful things these are. If we could exist without them what a wretched condition ours would be. The outer world would be unknown to us if the gates of the senses were shut, and the soul would be famished, like Samaria when it was straitly shut up, and there was no going in nor coming out. Take away from us the power of perception by touch,...

Deuteronomy 29:4

Man’s Extremity, God’s Opportunity

Apr 25 THE same event may happen alike to all, yet it may have a very different meaning to different individuals. Ungodly men are brought low by affliction or poverty, for sinners have no immunity from suffering. Saints also are led into trying circumstances, for the utmost holiness will not preserve any man from trial. But what a difference there is between the downfall of the prosperous sinner and of the man...

Deuteronomy 32:36

The Prophet Like Unto Moses

Aug 3 MAN, the creature, may well desire intercourse with his Creator. When we are right-minded we cannot bear to be like fatherless children, born into the world by a parent of whom we know nothing whatever. We long to hear our father’s voice. Of old time, or ever sin had entered into the world, the Lord God was on the most intimate terms with his creature man. He communed with Adam...

Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Underneath

May 12 GOD surrounds his children on all sides: they dwell in him. The passage before us shows that the Lord is above, for we read, “There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.” Assuredly he is around them, for “The eternal God is thy refuge an d he is before them, for “He shall thrust...

Deuteronomy 33:27

Remember!

Mar 31 IN an autobiography of William Jay we read that on one occasion he called to see the famous Mr. John Newton, at Olney, and he observed that over the desk at which he was accustomed to compose his sermons, he had written up in very large letters the following words: “Remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee.” To my...

Deuteronomy 15:15

Happiness the Privilege and Duty of Christians

Jun 10 THESE are the last recorded words of Moses, and they are significant, for they show us that he found comfort in his dying moments in considering the happiness of the people for whom he had laboured all his life. From the day when, by God’s power, he led them up out of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness they had never ceased to lie near his heart. They had...

Deuteronomy 33:29

Conversions Encouraged

Mar 12 LAST Sabbath-day the title of my discourse was “Conversions desired,” and my earnest prayer to God has been that the effect of this morning’s sermon may be conversions accomplished. I cannot be happy unless I indulge the hope that some will this morning turn unto God with full purpose of heart, led to do so by the power of divine grace. For this I sought the Lord, and at this...

Deuteronomy 6:29-31

Forty Years

Jun 14 THE habit of numbering our days is a very admirable one. To do it rightly a man needs to be taught of God; and if we have not been so taught, it is well to offer the prayer, “So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Some men number their cattle, number their acres, number their pounds, but do not number their days,...

Deuteronomy 2:7