Blessing

The Blessings of Following On

Jan 01

The Blessings of Following On   “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”— Hosea vi. 3.   I MUST first remove the mouldy piece from the text, and …

Hosea:6:3

The Blessing of the High Priest

Oct 26

The Blessing of the High Priest   “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord …

Numbers:6:22-27

Blessing for Blessing

Oct 26

Blessing for Blessing   “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” — Ephesians i. …

Ephesians:1:3-4

Three Blessings of the Heavenly Charter

Jun 16

Three Blessings of the Heavenly Charter   “Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.” — Job x. 12.   IT is well sometimes to sit down, and take a grateful review of all that God has done for us, and with us, from our first day until now. We must not be …

Job:10:12

The Whole-heartedness of God in Blessing His People

Jul 29

The Whole-heartedness of God in Blessing His People   “Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.”— Jeremiah xxxii. 41.   WE cannot help looking for the restoration of the scattered Israelites to the land which God has given …

Jeremiah:32:41

Marvellous! Marvellous!

Oct 28

MARVELLOUS! MARVELLOUS!   “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.” — Zechariah viii. 6.   GOD sent his servant Zechariah with a promise that Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that it …

Zechariah:8:6

Verily, Verily

Jan 29

Verily, Verily    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”— John v. 24. “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”— John vi. 47.   THE words …

John:5:24

Rivers of Water in a Dry Place

Jul 11

Rivers of Water in a Dry Place   “As rivers of water in a dry place.” — Isaiah xxxii. 2.   I SUPPOSE it must be conceded that the surface sense of this passage refers to Hezekiah and to other good kings who were the means of great blessing to the declining kingdom of Judah. We can scarcely be …

Isaiah:32:2

Without Money and Without Price

Mar 08

Without Money and Without Price   “Without money and without price.” — Isaiah lv. 1.   THE spiritual blessings promised and provided in the gospel comprise all that man can need. They are described in the chapter before us as “water” refreshing and cleansing— the “water of life,” whereof if a man drink he shall never thirst again. They …

Isaiah:55:1

The Lord Blessing His Saints

Sep 26

The Lord Blessing His Saints   “Ye are blessed of the Lord [or of JEHOVAH] which made heaven and earth.” — Psalm cxv. 15.   WITHOUT any preface (for where there is such a feast before us anything which detains us from the table will be out of place) let us come at once to the delightful words of …

Psalms:115:15