The Sieve

January 1, 1874

The Sieve   “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”— Amos. ix. 9.   “I WILL command, and I will sift ”— how easily the divine purposes become facts! The Lord has …


How Saints May Help the Devil

July 24, 1859

How Saints May Help the Devil   "That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them."—Ezekiel 16:54        It is not a comfortable state to be at enmity with God, and the sinner knows this. Although he perseveres in his rebellion …



February 6, 1859

Hypocrisy   "Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."—Luke 12:1        This age is full of shams. Pretence never stood in so eminent a position as it does at the present hour. There be few, I fear, who love the naked truth; we can scarce endure it in our houses; you would scarcely …