Resources by Israel

The Numbered People

ISRAEL in the wilderness is admitted in some respects to have been a type of the church in its present condition. The tribe of Levi was in a peculiar and inner sense the type of that peculiar people who under the great high-priest are set apart for the service of the Lord and his church, To them the carriage of the holy vessels from place to place was committed, each...

Numbers 4:49

Moab is My Washpot

Jan 9      Moab, which had threatened Israel, was to be so completely subdued, and become so utterly contemptible as to be likened to a washpot or basin in which men wash their feet. More than this, however, may have been intended—nay, we feel sure was intended by the expression. Let us explain exactly what the language literally means. In the East the general mode of washing the hands and the...

Psalm 60:8

The Best War-Cry

Mar 4 IT was a singular spectacle to see the king of Moab and his lords climbing to the tops of the craggy rocks, accompanied by that strange being, the Eastern prophet Balaam. They are seeking to look upon Israel with the evil eye, and flash down curses upon her tents in the plain beneath. You see them gazing down from the mountains upon the encampment in the wilderness below, even as...

Numbers 23:21

Bochim; or, The Weepers

Aug 10 LET me give an outline of the chapter, that we may put the text into its proper setting. God had brought his people out of Egypt, and divided Jordan that they might march through dry-shod into the land which he had promised to their fathers. He charged them to drive out the Canaanites, a race that had become so loathsome in God’s sight that he decreed their destruction, and appointed...

Judges 2:4-5

All the People at Work for Jesus

May 9 I HAVE taken two texts from two successive chapters of the book of Joshua: the first is from Joshua the seventh, at the third verse. The spies who were sent to Ai returned to Joshua and said to him, “Let not all the people go up; hut let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai.” This policy led to a disastrous defeat; and our other text...

Joshua 7:3

Prepare to Meet Thy God

Mar 27 GOD had in the days of Amos by different ways rebuked the sin of his people Israel. He had wasted them with famine and sword; he had withheld the rain; he had sent forth the pestilence after the manner of Egypt; he had smitten their fields and gardens with blast and mildew, and he had overthrown some of them, as Sodom and Gomorrah; but they still persevered in their rebellion,...

Amos 4:12

Israel at the Red Sea

Mar 30      Several Sabbaths ago we preached upon the deliverance of the children of Israel out of Egypt, by the blood of the passover: and we told you then, that we believed that event to be typical of the coming forth of God's people from that spiritual house of bondage, that furnace of mental suffering whence they are delivered by the omnipotent grace of God, at the time of their...

Psalm 106:9

Canaan on Earth

Dec 30     It has generally been considered, that the passage of the Jordan by the Israelites is typical of death, and that Canaan is a fitting representation of heaven. We believe that in some sense it is true, and we do fondly cherish the household words of those hymns which describe our passing through Jordan's billows, and landing safe on Canaan's side; but we do think that the allegory does not...

Deuteronomy 11:10-12