How “The Unspeakable” is Spoken Of

March 15, 1885

How "The Unspeakable" is Spoken of   “And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.”— Psalm cxlv. 6, 7.   IN this psalm David has reached the Beulah laud of his songs, where we …


He Shall be Great

December 2, 1883

He Shall be Great   “He shall be great.”— Luke i. 32.   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 …


Crowning Blessings Ascribed to God

May 18, 1879

Crowning Blessings Ascribed to God    “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.” — Psalm lxv. 11.   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 …


Overcome Evil with Good

October 8, 1876

Overcome Evil with Good   “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”— Romans xii. 21.   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 …


The Silken Fetter

August 29, 1869

The Silken Fetter   “Fear the Lord and his goodness.”— Hosea iii. 5.   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 …


An Assuredly Good Thing

July 4, 1869

An Assuredly Good Thing   “It is good for me to draw near to God.” — Psalm 73:28.   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, …


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

September 19, 1867

David's Holy Wonder at the Lord's Great Goodness   “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” — Psalm 31:19.   You will observe in reading this Psalm, that David was in deep distress; these are …


The Great Itinerant

October 22, 1865

The Great Itinerant   “Who went about doing good.”— Acts 10:38.   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 …