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The God of Bethel

Jan 01

The God of Bethel   “I am the God of Bethel.”— Genesis xxxi. 13.   JACOB had been sent away to Padan-aram, and he might, perhaps, have stopped there if things had been quite as he wished. As it was, he stayed there quite long enough. He seemed almost to forget his father’s house in the cares that his …

Genesis:31:13

Questions Which Ought to be Asked

Jan 01

Questions Which Ought to be Asked   "But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night; who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?"—Job 35:10-11.   Elihu perceived the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny …

Job:35:10-11

A Question for a Questioner

May 31

A Question for a Questioner   “Hath God forgotten to be gracious?”— Psalm lxxvii. 9.   ASAPH was very grievously troubled in spirit. The deep waters were not only around his barque, but they had come in even unto his soul. When the spirit of a man is wounded, then is he wounded indeed; and such was the case …

Psalms:77:9

God’s Work Upon Minister and Convert

Apr 06

GOD’S WORK UPON MINISTER AND CONVERT.   “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people, and …

Acts:26:16-20

Jehovah-Rophi

Jun 11

Jehovah-Rophi    “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” — Exodus xv. 26.   WE shall consider this passage in its connection, for I have no doubt that the miracle at Marah was intended to be a very instructive illustration of the glorious title which is here claimed by the covenant God of Israel,— “I am Jehovah-Kophi, the Lord …

Exodus:15:26

Underneath

May 12

Underneath   “Underneath are the everlasting arms.”— Deuteronomy xxxiii. 27.   GOD surrounds his children on all sides: they dwell in him. The passage before us shows that the Lord is above, for we read, “There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.” …

Deuteronomy:33:27

God’s Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours

Dec 02

God's Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are ray ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” — Isaiah lv. 8, 9.   VERY often must the great truth …

Isaiah:55:8, 9

The Magnanimity of God

Oct 21

The Magnanimity of God   “Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom” (or, in strength of heart).— Job xxvi. 6.   WE cannot wonder that, in the extreme bitterness of his soul, Job was driven to utter some expressions which he would not afterwards have attempted to justify. Among the rest …

Job:36:5

The Righteous Father Known and Loved

Oct 14

The Righteous Father Known and Loved   “O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in …

John:17:25, 26

The Great House and The Vessels in it

Apr 08

The Great House and The Vessels in it   “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet …

2 Timothy:2:20