Title Index

The Sympathy of the Two Worlds

Jul 4 Man's heart is never big enough to hold either its joys or its sorrows. You never heard of a man whose heart was exactly full of sorrow; for no sooner is it full, than it overflows. The first prompting of the soul is to tell its sorrow to another. The reason is, that our heart is not large enough to hold our grief; and we need to have another heart to...

Luke 15:10

The Tabernacle of the Most High

Aug 14      Under the old Mosaic dispensation God had a visible dwelling-place among men. The bright shekinah was seen between the wings of the cherubim which overshadowed the mercy-seat; and in the tabernacle while Israel journeyed in the wilderness, and in the temple afterwards, when they were established in their own land, there was a visible manifestation of the presence of Jehovah in the place which was dedicated to his...

Ephesians 2:22

The Tabernacle - Without the Camp

Feb 10 I have been somewhat perplexed in studying this text, for according to the book of Exodus, the tabernacle— the tabernacle strictly so called— did not exist at the time to which it refers. In the succeeding chapters of this very book, we have an account of the gifts which were made by the people for the construction of that tabernacle, wherein God dwelt while the children of Israel abode in...

Exodus 33:7

The Talking Book

Oct 21      It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right—the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against a father on earth and the great...

Proverbs 6:22

The Teaching of Foot-Washing

Oct 12 IT seems to me that the true text of this enacted sermon of the footwashing is to be found in the first verse of the chapter: “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Our Lord washed the feet of his disciples to show that to the last moment of his intercourse with them he was full of the deepest and truest love...

John 13:3-5

The Teaching of the Holy Ghost

May 13      There are many choice gifts comprehended in the Covenant of Grace, but the first and richest of them are these twain—the gift of Jesus Christ for us and the gift of the Holy Ghost to us. The first of these I trust we are not likely to undervalue. We delight to hear of that "unspeakable gift"—the Son of God, who bare our sine, and carried our sorrows, and endured...

John 14:26

The Tender Enquiry of a Friend

May 27 TRAVELLERS in the East tell us that among the most melancholy scenes they witness is the following:— Men inflict upon themselves very grievous, voluntary wounds, and then exhibit themselves in public. They even disfigure themselves with gashes and cuts in the presence of excited throngs. I am speaking of what has occurred even within the last few years among the Moslems. When some great prophet or emir is coming that...

Jeremiah 47:5

The Tender Mercy of God

Jun 27 OBSERVE how Zacharias, in this his joyful song, extolled the remission of sins, as one of the most extraordinary proofs of the tender mercy of our God. He had been dumb for a season, as a chastisement for his unbelief; and therefore he used his recovered speech to sing of pardoning mercy. No salvation is possible without forgiveness, and so Zacharias says, “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people...

Luke 1:77-79

The Tender Pity of the Lord

Jul 17 DAVID sang of the compassionate pitifulness of our heavenly Father, who will not always chide, nor keep his anger for ever. He had proved in relation to himself that the Lord is not easily provoked, but is plenteous in mercy. Remembering how feeble and how frail we are, the Lord bears and forbears with his weak and sinful children, and is gentle towards them as a nurse with her child....

Psalm 103:13, 14

The Tent Dissolved and the Mansion Entered

May 6 PAUL ranks among the bravest of the brave. We note also with admiration how the hero of so many dangers and conflicts, who could glow and burn with fervour, was yet among the calmest and quietest of spirits. He had learned to live beyond those present circumstances which worry and disturb; he had stolen a march upon the shadows of time, and entered into possession of the realities of eternity....

2 Corinthians 5:1