Resources from Deuteronomy

The Pilgrim's Grateful Recollections

Jul 3 OUR aptness to forget God’s mercies, is, alas! too conspicuous. It has been said that the annals of a prosperous and peaceful country are singularly uninteresting; does this arise from the fact that we do not make memoranda of our mercies, or at least if we do they are far more readily blotted out than the records of our sorrows? We trace our joys in the sand, but we write...

Deuteronomy 8:3-6

Israel's God and God's Israel

Mar 29 MOSES lived to be one hundred and twenty years of age, and his life was divided into three periods of forty years. The first forty he spent as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, in the courts of Egypt; the second in the wilderness, at the foot of Horeb, as a shepherd; and the third forty he reigned as king in Jeshurun, leading the Lord’s people from Egypt to the borders...

Deuteronomy 33:26-28

The Secret Spot

Nov 10 THERE are frequently great difficulties in identifying the persons of  men, even when they have been distinctly seen. Our police courts have  given us, during the last few weeks, most serious evidence that men  may be utterly deceived as to the identity of individuals. They may  be prepared, and honestly I believe, to take oath that such-and-such a  person is the man whom they saw discharging firearms or throwing  stones,...

Deuteronomy 32:5

Good Cheer for the New Year

Jan 6 THE Israelites had sojourned for a while in Egypt, a land which only produces food for its inhabitants by the laborious process of irrigating its fields. They had mingled with the sons of Ham as they watched with anxious eyes the swelling of the river Nile; and they had shared in the incessant labours by which the waters were preserved in reservoirs, and afterwards eked out by slow degrees to...

Deuteronomy 11:12

The Root that Beareth Wormwood

Dec 2 THE people of Israel, after all the wonderful things which God had done for them, should have felt themselves bound for ever to their Father’s God. They had received the clearest possible proof that Jehovah alone was the living and true God. How could they debase themselves to worship graven images when they had seen such signs and wonders wrought by their great I AM? Surely idolatry after such a...

Deuteronomy 29:18

Secret Sins Driven Out by Stinging Hornets

Jan 28 LET us spiritualize the story of the conquest of Canaan by the children of Israel. Canaan was given to Abraham and to his seed by a covenant of salt. Our body, soul, and spirit are given to Christ Jesus to be his portion and his heritage, and the newborn principle within us which represents the seed of Israel is to conquer the whole of our manhood for Christ; that he...

Deuteronomy 7:20

Present Privilege and Future Favour

Mar 22 THERE is a great satisfaction in having such a text as this, for even if the preacher should not be able to say anything to edification, yet the text itself is rich food for the saints, and may fully satisfy their hunger. Let but a child of God really digest such a royal dainty as this, and he shall be as well fed as was Elijah when, waking up, he...

Deuteronomy 33:27

Encourage Your Minister

Oct 18      Moses could not conduct the people into the promised land. Nor can the law bring any man to heaven. The law may lead a man out of the Egypt of his sin, and it may bring him into the wilderness of conviction; there it may provide him with food, and nourish him with some little comfort, but the law can never give rest to the spirit. Into Canaan...

Deuteronomy 1:38

Religion- A Reality!

Jun 22      IT appears from this closing remark of Moses, that there were men in his time who thought religion to be vain, although, under the system which then existed, there were many plain proofs of its usefulness: for they who served God in those days prospered, and national advantages always followed national obedience to God. Under the theocratic government of the Israelites in the wilderness, and in their early...

Deuteronomy 31:47

Choice Portions

May 25      THE love of God changes us into its own image, so that what the Lord saith concerning us, we also can declare concerning him. God is love essentially, and when this essential love shines forth freely upon us, we reflect it back upon him. He is like the sun, the great father of lights, and we are as the moon and the planets we shine in rays borrowed...

Deuteronomy 32:9; Lamentations 3:24