Mercy

Free Pardon

Oct 21

Free Pardon   “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”— Isaiah xliii. 25.   THIS extraordinary passage is rendered the more remarkable from its connection, for it follows a description of the sins of God’s people, a description which mentions their sins of omission in that …

Isaiah:43:25

Overwhelming Obligations

Oct 13

Overwhelming Obligations   “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?”— Psalm cxvi. 12.   DEEP emotion prompts this question ; but where are the depths of love and gratitude that can meet its exuberant demands ? You will perhaps remember an incident in the life of a famous soldier, who also became a …

Psalms:116:12

Maschil of Ethan

Jan 01

MASCHIL OF ETHAN: A MAJESTIC SONG.   “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.”— Psalm lxxxix. 1, 2.   THIS psalm is one of the very choicest …

Psalms:89:1-2

Footsteps of Mercy

Jan 01

Footsteps of Mercy   “If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto men his uprightness: then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.”— Job xxxiii. 23, 24.   WHEN God has distinct and definite purposes of mercy towards …

Job:33:23-24

This Year Also

Jan 01

This Year Also   “This year also.”—Luke xiii. 8.   AT the opening of another year, and at the commencement of another volume of sermons, we earnestly desire to utter the word of exhortation: but alas, at this present, the preacher is a prisoner, and must speak from his pillow instead of his pulpit. Let not the few words …

Luke:8:8

The Tender Mercy of God

Jun 27

The Tender Mercy of God    “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the …

Luke:1:77-79

Bankrupt Debtors Discharged

Sep 16

Bankrupt Debtors Discharged   “And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.”— Luke vii. 42.   THE two debtors differed very considerably in the amounts which they owed: the one was in arrears five hundred pence, and the other fifty. There are differences in the guilt of sins, and in the degrees of men’s criminality. …

Luke:7:42

The First Note of My Song

Aug 31

The First Note of My Song    “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” — Psalm ciii. 3.   I AM a firm believer, not only in the inspiration of the psalms themselves, but also in the correctness of their order. I believe that Paul was right when he called a certain psalm “the second psalm,” and that those are wrong …

Psalms:103:3

A God Ready to Pardon

Jan 09

A God Ready to Pardon   Thou art a God ready to pardon."—Nehemiah 9:17.   When a man's conscience is so awakened to the existence of sin that he cannot perceive any plea for mercy within himself, it is his wisdom to look for a plea in the nature and character of God. Now, brethren, if we search ourselves …

Nehemiah:9:17

Abundant Pardon

Sep 27

Abundant Pardon   “He will abundantly pardon.” — Isaiah lv. 7.   IN our childhood we learned from Dr. Watts’ Catechism that Isaiah was that prophet who spoke more of Jesus Christ than all the rest. In the chapter before us he had been declaring in the name of the Lord the coming and the character of the Redeemer, …

Isaiah:55:7