The Friend of God

May 8, 1887

The Friend of God   “Thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”— Isaiah xli. 8. “And he was called the Friend of God.”— James ii. 23. ABRAHAM was called the Friend of God because he was so. The title only declares a fact. The Father of the faithful was beyond …


The Friends of Jesus

August 8, 1880

The Friends of Jesus    “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” — John xv. 14.   OUR Lord Jesus Christ is beyond all comparison the best of friends: a friend in need, a friend indeed. “Friend!” said Socrates, “there is no friend!” but Socrates did not know our Lord Jesus, or he would have …


The Unrivaled Friend

November 7, 1869

The Unrivaled Friend   “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”— Proverbs xvii 17.   THERE is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and …


A Faithful Friend

March 8, 1857

A Faithful Friend   "There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."—Proverbs 18:24        Cicero has well said, "Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed." Friendship seems as necessary an element of a comfortable existence in this world as fire or water, or even air …