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Seeing Jesus

THE apostle in this place does not claim to have seen the Lord in the flesh, although he boasts in another passage that he has done so, and asserts it as one of the proofs of his apostleship. He is not, indeed, in this text referring to any seeing of the Lord by mortal eyes at all; he is speaking of faith: he means a spiritual sight of the Lord...

Hebrews 2:9

Our Lord's Prayer for His People's Sanctification

Mar 7 OUR Lord Jesus prayed much for his people while he was here on earth. He made Peter the special subject of his intercession when he knew that he was in extraordinary danger. The midnight wrestlings of the Son of man were for his people. In the sacred record, however, much more space is taken up by our Lord’s intercessions as he nears the end of his labours. After the closing...

John 17:17

One Greater than the Temple

Jan 23 OUR Lord intended, of course, to assert that he himself was greater than the temple, but he used the most modest form of putting it. When in the interests of truth he is obliged to speak of himself his meekness and lowliness are always apparent in the mode in which he makes the personal allusion, and every one can see that he does not seek his own glory, or desire...

Matthew 12:6

Jesus, The King of Truth

Dec 19 THE season is almost arrived when by the custom of our fellow-citizens we are led to remember the birth of the holy child Jesus, who was born “king of the Jews.” I shall not, however, conduct you to Bethlehem, but to the foot of Calvary; there we shall learn, from the Lord’s own lips, something concerning the kingdom over which he rules, and thus we shall be led to prize...

John 18:37

The Way

Jul 24 THE most precious things lie in the smallest compass. Diamonds have much value in little space. Those scriptural sayings which are fullest of meaning are many of them couched in the fewest words. Who shall measure the depth of that sentence, “God is love”? or that other, “God is light”? Who shall know the lengths and breadths of this declaration, “Christ is all”? How clearly is the whole gospel condensed...

John 14:6

The Fulness of Jesus the Treasury of Saints

Feb 28 THESE are not words spoken by John the Baptist, as a cursory reader might imagine, but they were written by John the Evangelist. The verse preceding is a paragraph cast into the midst of the gospel, causing a temporary break. Omitting that verse, we read as follows: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father),...

John 1:16

Nazareth; or, Jesus Rejected by His Friends

Jun 2 JESUS had spent several years in retirement in the house of his reputed father at Nazareth. He must have been well known: the excellency of his character and conduct must have attracted notice. In due time he left Nazareth, was baptised by John in Jordan, and began at once his work of preaching and working wonders. The inhabitants of Nazareth, no doubt, often said one to another, “He will be...

Luke 4:28-30

Jesus Washing his Disciples' Feet

Jan 29 OUR Saviour had so steadfastly set his face towards the awful sufferings of his passion, that when they actually approached he was not in the slightest degree disturbed or disconcerted. If you were perfectly aware that to-morrow morning, after a night of terrible agony, you would be led forth to a cruel and ignominious death, you would probably feel like men distracted with terrible apprehensions; or at any rate, if...

John 8:6

Jesus Meeting His Warriors

Sep 11 WHAT a splendid type is Abram, in the narrative before us, of our Lord Jesus Christ! Let us read this story of Abram in connection with our Saviour, and see how full of meaning it is. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the abundance of his love, had taken us to be his brothers; but we, through our sin, had removed into the land of Sodom, and Jesus Christ dwelt alone...

Genesis 14:18-20