Resources by People of God

The Rising Sun

THE Jews expected that the coming of the Messiah would exalt every one of the Israelitish race. Their expectations were great, but they were also carnal and sensuous, since they looked for an earthly king, who would make the despised nation victorious over all its enemies, and enrich every man of Abraham’s race. The Scriptures gave them no ground for such universal expectations, but quite the reverse, and in the...

Malachi 4:2

A Message from God to His Church and People

Dec 16 “O LORD, I have heard thy speech!” This is the language of reverent obedience, and is a fit preface to a fervent prayer. If we are not willing to hear God’s voice, we cannot expect him to hear our voice. It is an admirable preparation for prayer, first to hearken diligently to what God the Lord shall speak, and then to be obedient to his commands. He who would hear...

Habakkuk 3:2

The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews

Jun 16 THIS vision has been used, from the time of Jerome onwards, as a description of the resurrection, and certainly it may be so accommodated with much effect. What a vision of the great day the words picture before the mind's eye! The great army of the quick, who once were dead, seem to start up as we read. Here, too, we have a very fit and appropriate question to be...

Ezekiel 38:1-10

The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other

Mar 29 The Church says concerning her Lord, “My beloved is mine and I am his.” No “ifs,” no “buts.” The two sentences are solemn assertions. Not “I hope, I trust, I think but, my beloved is mine, and I am his.” “Yes,” but you will say, “the Church must then have been gazing upon her husband’s face; it must have been a season of peculiar enjoyment with him, when she could speak...

Song of Solomon 2:16

Christ's Estimate of His People

Jan 23    I shall not, this evening, attempt to prove that the Song of Solomon has a spiritual meaning. I am sure it has. It has been frequently said, and, I believe, has commonly been thought, that this song was originally written by Solomon upon his marriage with Pharaoh's daughter. Now I am as sure as I am of my own existence, that this is one of the grossest mistakes that...

Song of Solomon 4:10-11