The Lowly King

June 25, 1885

The Lowly King   “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”— Zechariah is. 9.   I DO not intend to expound the whole text at any length, but …


First King of Righteousness, and After That King of Peace

February 3, 1884

First King of Righteousness, and After That King of Peace   “First being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace.”— Hebrews vii. 2.   WE will not enlarge upon the story of Melchisedec, nor discuss the question as to who he was. It is near enough for us to …


Abijah, or Some Good Thing Towards the Lord

October 21, 1883

Abijah, or Some Good Thing Towards the Lord   “And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jerohoam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.”— I Kings xiv. 13.   JEROBOAM had proved false to the …

1 Kings:14:13

The King’s Weighings

August 26, 1883

The King's Weighings    “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”— 1 Samuel ii. 3.   IT is very beautiful to see how the saints of old time were accustomed to find comfort in their God. When they …

1 Samuel:2:3

The King-Priest

September 21, 1879

The King-Priest    “He shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall he a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” — Zechariah vi. 13.   LET US first look at the historical setting of this passage. It would seem that three Jews of the captivity had come from Babylon …


Our King Our Joy

November 27, 1870

Our King Our Joy   “Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.” — Psalm cxlix. 2.   THE book of Psalms ends in a sacred tumult of joyous praise. There is praise in it all through, though sometimes it is but a still small voice, but when you reach the concluding Psalms you hear thunders of …