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The Cross Our Glory

Sep 13 ALMOST all men have something wherein to glory. Every bird has its own note of song. It is a poor heart that never rejoices: it is a dull packhorse that is altogether without bells. Men usually rejoice in something or other, and many men so rejoice in that which they choose that they become boastful and full of vain glory. It is very sad that men should be ruined by...

Galatians 6:14

Up from the Country, and Pressed into the Service

Aug 2 JOHN tells us that our Saviour went forth bearing his cross (John xix. 17). We are much indebted to John for inserting that fact. The other evangelists mention Simon the Cyrenian as bearing the cross of Christ; but John, who often fills up gaps which are left by the other three, tells us that Jesus set out to Calvary carrying his own cross. Our Lord Jesus came out from Pilate’s...

Mark 15:21

The Word of the Cross

Jul 31 NOTE well that in the seventeenth verse Paul had renounced the “wisdom of words.” He says that he was sent to preach the gospel, “not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” It is very clear, therefore, that there is an excellence, elegance, and eloquence of language which would deprive the gospel of its due effect. I have never yet heard that...

1 Corinthians 1:18