Romans

The Moral of a Miracle

Jun 22

Mark:9:22

Zealous, but Wrong

Jun 22

Zealous, But Wrong   “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might he saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto …

Romans:10:1-3

Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude.

Jun 22

KNOWLEDGE. WORSHIP. GRATITUDE.   “So that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful.” — Romans i. 20, 21.   THOSE who boast of their knowledge betray their ignorance. Knowledge is not a possession to be proud of, since it brings with it so great a responsibility that …

Romans:1:20

The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption

Jun 22

THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE AND OF ADOPTION.   “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” — Romans viii. 15, 16.   THESE two verses are full …

Romans:8:15-16

The Dual Nature and the Duel Within

Jun 22

The Dual Nature and the Duel Within   “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.”— Romans vii. 23.   I QUESTION whether any man understands himself, and I am quite certain that no Christian does so. …

Romans:7:23

Peace: A Fact and A Feeling

Jun 22

Peace: A Fact and A Feeling    “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”— Romans v. 1.   WONDERFUL is the power of faith. In the Epistle to the Hebrews our apostle tells us of the marvellous exploits which it has wrought in subduing kingdoms and obtaining promises, in quenching the …

Romans:5:1

Jesus, the Substitute for His People

Jun 22

Jesus, the Substitute for His People   “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” — Romans viii. 34.   THE most dreadful alarm that can disturb a reasonable man is the fear of being condemned …

Romans:8:34

The Upper Hand

Jun 22

The Upper Hand   “For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”— Romans vi. 14.   WHAT a golden sentence! But does it not begin with a hard word? A sad and sorrowful note is sounded in that word “sin.” ’Twas sin that blighted Eden and drove our …

Romans:6:14

Peace by Believing

Jun 22

Peace by Believing   "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”— Romans 5:1.   A MOMENT'S contemplation would suffice to arouse any man to the terror of the position involved in being at war with God. For a subject to be in a state of sedition against a powerful monarch is …

Romans:5:1

The Leading of the Spirit, the Secret Token of the Sons of God

Jun 22

The Leading of the Spirit, the Secret Token of the Sons of God   “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”—Romans viii. 14.   CHILDREN are expected to bear some likeness to their parent. Children of God, born of the grandest of all parents, regenerated by the almighty energy of …

Romans:8:14