The Way to Honour

October 20, 2017

The Way to Honour   “Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.” — Proverbs xxvii. 18.   IF a man in Palestine carefully watched his fig tree, and kept it in proper condition, he was sure to be abundantly rewarded in due season, for it would …


Godly Fear and its Goodly Consequence

January 1, 1970

Godly Fear and its Goodly Consequence   “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.” — Proverbs xiv. 26.   IN the Book of Proverbs you meet with sentences of pithy wisdom, which, to all appearance, belong entirely to this world, and pertain to the economy of the life …


Two Ancient Proverbs

February 20, 1908

No. 3080A Sermon Published on Thursday, February 20, 1908,Delivered by C.H. Spurgeon,At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington,On Lord’s-Day Evening, March 29th, 1874. “The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso puteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” — Proverbs 29:25 WE have two ancient proverbs here; each of them is true as a separate proverb, and …


The Right Kind of Fear

January 18, 1906

The Right Kind Of Fear No. 2971A Sermon Published on Thursday, January 18th, 1906,Delivered By C.H. SpurgeonAt The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.On Thursday Evening, September 2nd, 1876 “Happy is the man that feareth alway,” — Proverbs 28:14. BUT did not John say that “fear hath torment?” Then, how can he be happy who hath fear, and especially he who …


All the Day Long

June 22, 1890

All the Day Long   “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”— Proverbs xxiii. 17, 18.     LAST Lord’s-day we had for our texts two promises. I trust they were full of …


Three Important Precepts

June 22, 1890

Three Important Precepts   “Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.”— Proverbs xxiii. 19.   THE words are very direct and personal; and that is what I wish my sermon to be. My soul is more and more set upon immediate conversions. I have no voice with which to play the orator; …


A Homily for Humble Folks

April 13, 1890

A Homily for Humble Folks   “Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.” — Proverbs xxx. 2. SOMETIMES it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to …


Man Unknown to Man

April 14, 1889

Man Unknown to Man   “The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.”— Proverbs xiv. 10.   You lift up your eyes, and you behold the stars. Surely, it is no idle imagination that these heavenly lights are distant worlds; but they are entirely separated from the inhabitants of this globe. You …


The Sluggard’s Farm

June 10, 1888

The Sluggard’s Farm   “I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, …


The Heart: A Gift for God

December 11, 1887

The Heart: A Gift for God   “My son, give me thine heart.”— Proverbs xxiii. 26.   THESE are the words of Solomon speaking in the name of wisdom, which wisdom is but another name for the Lord Jesus Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. If you ask, “What is the highest wisdom upon the earth?” …