Resources by Gifts

Our Gifts, and How to Use Them

I SUPPOSE that Timothy was a somewhat retiring youth and that from the gentleness of his nature he needed to be exhorted to the exercise of the bolder virtues. He is bidden not to be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, and to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. He is called to the front though his modesty would have kept him in the rear, and...

2 Timothy 1:6

The Unkown Giver and the Misused Gifts

Sep 25 IN reading any of the records concerning the people of Israel and the people of Judah, one stands amazed at two things, and scarcely knows which to wonder at most. The first thing which causes astonishment is the great sin of the people; and the next thing, which is even more marvellous, is the great patience of God. I scarcely know which of the two things causes me greater surprise,...

Hosea 2:8-9

Grace Preferred to Gifts

Sep 1 THERE are among us many who have recently joined the visible Church of Christ. We have heartily welcomed them, and we desire always to entertain concerning them a joyous feeling of thankfulness that they have united with us. May they never have to regret it, and may the Church of God never have to regret it, either! Dear friend, now that you have become a member of a Christian church,...

1 Corinthians 12:31

The Gift Unspeakable

Jul 25 PAUL had spoken of the liberality of the Corinthian believers, and he had endeavoured to stir them up to a prudent preparation for displaying it. “Now, therefore,” said he, “perform the doing of it, that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which you have.” He closes his exhortation by this remarkable sentence: “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable...

2 Corinthians 9:15