Resources by Believers

The Believer Sinking in the Mire

MANY rivers, and especially the Nile, have on their banks deep deposits of black mud, and when any person seeks to leap on shore, if he should ignorantly or through misfortune spring upon this soft mud he would, unless speedily pulled out, be sucked under until he was utterly swallowed up and suffocated in the mire. Having no handhold or foot-hold, the more he laboured to extricate himself from the...

Psalm 69:14

The Value and Rank of the Believer

ONE of the worst mistakes we could make would be to judge our condition before God by our outward circumstances. Know ye not that the ungodly have their portion in this life? They increase in riches: their eyes stand out with fatness; they have more than heart can wish. They are not in trouble like other men, “neither are they plagued like other men,” therefore pride compasses them about as...

Isaiah 43:4

Smoking Flax

Isaiah 42:3

Imitators of God

Ephesians 5:1

In Him: Like Him

1 John 2:6

Other Sheep and One Flock

Mar 25 THIS verse is guarded before and behind by two notable statements. Before it we hear the Master say, “I lay down my life for the sheep,” and immediately after it we meet with another grand sentence, “I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” The first statement, “I lay down my life for the sheep” is the sheet anchor of our confidence when storms assail the vessel...

John 10:16

Hands Full of Honey

Jan 28 IT was a singular circumstance that a man unarmed should have slain a lion in the prime of its vigour; and yet more strange that a swarm of bees should have taken possession of the dried carcase, and have filled it with their honey. In that country, what with beasts, birds, and insects, and the dry heat, a dead body is soon cleansed from all corruption, and the bones are...

Judges 14:8-9

The Believer Catechized

Nov 21 THE Saviour said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. BELIEVEST THOU THIS?      When believers are sorrowful they may be assured that a consolation is provided exactly adapted to their cases. For every lock that God has made he has provided a key. As...

John 11:26

Believers Free From the Dominion of Sin

Apr 21 OUR constant hearers will remember that a Sabbath or so ago we spoke upon “Submit yourselves unto God.” It is both the way to peace and the way of peace to submit one’s whole self unto God. Nor is it an irksome task to a true believer, but the desire of his heart, the pleasure of his life. He shudders at the idea of yielding his members as instruments of...

Romans 6:14