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The Best Strengthening Medicine

Jun 21

The Best Strengthening Medicine   “Out of weakness were made strong.”— Hebrews xi. 34.   THOSE who out of weakness were made strong are written among the heroes of faith, and are by no means the least of them. Believers “quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong.” Who shall …

Hebrews:11:34

Am I a Sea, or a Whale?

May 31

Am I a Sea, or a Whale?   “Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?”— Job vii. 17.   JOB was in great pain when he thus bitterly complained. These moans came from him when his skin was broken and had become loathsome, and he sat upon a dunghill and scraped himself …

Lydia, the First European Convert

Jan 01

Lydia, the First European Convert   “And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto things which were spoken of Paul.”—Acts xvi.14.   WE may laudably exercise curiosity with regard to the first proclamation of the gospel in our …

Acts:16:14

Our Expectation

Jan 01

Our Expectation   “He shall see his seed.” — Isaiah liii. 10.   THE first thought suggested by this text is, that Jesus is still alive; for to see anything is the act of a living person. Our Lord Jesus died. We know that he died. We are glad that there is overwhelming evidence that, not in appearance, but …

Isaiah:53:10

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll

Jan 01

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll   “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, …

Daniel:3:16-18

Israel’s Hope; or, the Centre of the Target

Jan 01

Israel’s Hope; or, the Centre of the Target   “Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.”— Psalm cxxx. 7.   WHEN he penned this psalm, the writer, David, was in deep distress, if not of circumstances, yet of conscience. He constantly mentions iniquities, and begs forgiveness. He …

Psalms:130:7

The Agreement of Salvation By Grace With Walking in Good Works

Jan 01

The Agreement of Salvation by Grace With Walking in Good Works   “Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” — Ephesians ii. 9, 10.   I SHALL call your attention to the near neighbourhood of …

Ephesians:2:9-10

Christ’s Motive and Ours

Nov 29

Christ’s Motive and Ours   “For your sakes.”— 2 Corinthians viii. 9. “For his sake.”— Philippians i. 29. THE true test of any action lies in its motive. Many a deed, which seems to be glorious, is really mean and ignoble because it is done with a base intention; while other actions, which appear to be poor and paltry, …

2 Corinthians:8:9

Wanted! — Volunteers

Oct 25

Wanted! — Volunteers   “And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.” — 2 Chronicles xvii. 16.   IT was a great thing for king Jehoshaphat to have such a pious lord-lieutenant, one who could command an army, and at the same …

2 Chronicles:2 Chronicles 17:16

If Thou Canst.” “If Thou Canst

Oct 04

If Thou Canst.” “If Thou Canst   “If thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”— Mark ix. 22, 23.   WE are all familiar with the story of this youth, who was possessed by a dumb spirit, which caused …

Mark:9:22, 23