The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity

January 11, 2018

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity   "Will he always call upon God?"—Job 27:10        When Job resumes his address in this chapter, he appeals to God in a very solemn matter as to the truth of all that he had spoken. No less vehemently does he assert his innocence of any signal crime, or his consciousness of …


The Turning of Job’s Captivity

January 1, 1970

THE TURNING OF JOB’S CAPTIVITY.   “The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”— Job xlii. 10.   SINCE God is immutable he acts always upon the same principles, and hence his course of action in the olden times to a man of …


A Cure for Unsavory Meats: or, Salt for the White of an Egg

July 5, 1883

A Cure for Unsavory Meats: or, Salt for the White of an Egg   “Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”— Job vi. 6.   THIS is a question which Job asked of his friends, who turned out to be so unfriendly. Thus he battles with …


Remember Lot’s Wife

August 24, 1879

Remember Lot's Wife    “Remember Lot’s wife.”— Luke xvii. 32.   IT was the purpose of God always to maintain a testimony for truth and righteousness in the midst of this ungodly world. For this end of old he set apart for himself a chosen family with whom he had fellowship. Abraham was the man whom God chose, that …


God’s Advocates Breaking Silence

March 17, 1878

God's Advocates Breaking Silence   “Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.” — Job xxxvi. 2.   ELIHU was sufficiently severe with Job, but as this arose from his honest conviction that Job had spoken amiss, we cannot blame him. The style of his address is, in some …


The Hand of God in the History of a Man

October 10, 1875

The Hand of God in the History of a Man   “Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?” — Job vii. 1.   I WAS settling myself down yesterday to meditate upon the Word of God, and to prepare my mind to preach the gospel …


How to Converse with God

September 19, 1875

How to Converse with God   “Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.”— Job xiii. 22.   JOB might well have been driven frantic by his miserable comforters; it is wonderful that he did not express himself far more bitterly than he did. Surely Satan found better instruments for his work …


The Root of the Matter

April 12, 1863

The Root of the Matter   “The root of the matter is found in me.” — Job 19:28.        FOR the last three or four Lord’s-day evenings I have been trying to fish with a net of small meshes. It has been my anxious desire to gather in, and draw to shore the Much-Afraids, the Fearings, the …