Resources by Goodness

How "The Unspeakable" is Spoken of

Mar 15 IN this psalm David has reached the Beulah laud of his songs, where we hear nothing else but praise. He begins, “I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever”; and he closes with, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let...

Psalm 145:6-7

He Shall be Great

Dec 2 STRICTLY speaking, I suppose these words refer to the human nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is as to his humanity that Christ was born of Mary. The context runs thus— “Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give...

Luke 1:32

Crowning Blessings Ascribed to God

May 18 GODLY men in olden times felt God to be very near them, and they attributed everything they saw in nature to the direct operation of his hand. They were not accustomed to speak of “the laws of matter,” and “the operation of natural forces,” and “the outcome of divers causes”; but they thought more of the First Cause, the foundation and pillar of all existence, and they saw him at...

Psalm 65:11

Overcome Evil with Good

Oct 8 THIS is a very pithy verse, and the form of it greatly assists the memory. It is worthy to be called a Christian proverb. I would recommend every Christian man to learn it by heart, and have it ready for use; for there are a great many proverbs, which convey a very different sense, and these are often quoted to give the weight of authority to unchristian principles. Here is...

Romans 12:21

The Silken Fetter

Aug 29 THE whole verse runs thus: “Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.” A brief word may suffice upon the prophecy. I think no reader of Holy Scripture can doubt but that the seed of Abraham, however long they may be in blindness, will at the last obey the...

Hosea 3:5

An Assuredly Good Thing

Jul 4 WHEN a man is sick, everybody knows what is good for him. They recommend specifics by the score; salts from the earth, herbs of the field, drugs from the east, minerals from the rock, extracts, compounds, simples, cordials, decoctions, quintessences, and I know not what besides — as many nostrums as there are men — all these are cried up as good for our complaint. Amid such a Babel, it...

Psalm 73:28

David's Holy Wonder at the Lord's Great Goodness

Sep 18 You will observe in reading this Psalm, that David was in deep distress; these are the words of his lamentation: “My life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from...

Psalm 31:19

The Great Itinerant

Oct 22 You will observe, if you read the chapter before us, that Peter’s sermon was short and much to the point. He preached Jesus Christ to Cornelius immediately and unmistakably. He gave a very admirable sketch of the life of Jesus, of which he affirmed himself to have been an eye-witness, and he brought forward in his closing sentence just that simple gospel which it is our joy to preach. “To...

Acts 10:38