Moab is My Washpot

January 9, 2018

Moab is My Washpot   "Moab is my washpot."—Psalm 60:8        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 …


The Numbered People

January 1, 1970

The Numbered People    “According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the Lord commanded Moses.”— Numbers iv. 49.   ISRAEL in the wilderness is admitted in some respects to have been a type …


Certain Singular Subjects

January 1, 1970

CERTAIN SINGULAR SUBJECTS.   “And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.” — Joshua xxiv. 4.   THIS passage, though audibly uttered by the mouth of Joshua, is to be regarded as the immediate voice of God. Joshua said unto …


Israel and Britain. A Note of Warning

June 7, 1885

Israel and Britain. A Note of Warning        “But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they …


The Best War-Cry

March 4, 1883

The Best War-Cry   “The Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.”— Numbers xxiii. 21.   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 …


Bochim; or, The Weepers

August 10, 1882

Bochim; or, The Weepers   “And it came to pass, when the angel of the Lord spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the Lord.”— Judges ii. 4, 5.   LET me give an …


All the People at Work for Jesus

May 9, 1877

All the People at Work for Jesus   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 …


Prepare to Meet Thy God

March 27, 1870

Prepare to Meet Thy God “Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” — Amos iv. 12. 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; …


Israel at the Red Sea

March 30, 1856

Israel at the Red Sea   "He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness."—Psalm 106:9        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, …


Canaan on Earth

December 30, 1855

Canaan on Earth   "For the land whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs; but the land whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and …