The Way to Honour

Oct 20

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

Jan 01

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 …


Soul Winning

Jan 01


Three Important Precepts

Jun 22

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; …


All the Day Long

Jun 22

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 …


A Homily for Humble Folks

Apr 13

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

Apr 14

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

Jun 10

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

Dec 11

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?” …


“Eyes Right”

Jul 14

“Eyes Right.”    “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.”— Proverbs iv. 25.   THESE words occur in a passage wherein the wise man exhorts us to take care of all parts of our nature, which he indicates by members of the body. “Keep thy heart” says he, “with all diligence; for …