Resources by Promises

A Refreshing Promise

WHEN the Lord is most intent on justice he is at the same time earnest in his love. The day of vengeance of our God is also the acceptable year of the Lord. In the Scripture before us the prophet saith, “Behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity,” (Isa. xxvi. 21), and he foretells that the Lord will come...

The Modern Dead Sea, and the Living Water

Jul 19 EZEKIEL is robed in dreadful tempest, and his whole book is “as the terrible crystal” for brightness, and for mystery; yet he often gives us visions of exceeding comfort. For instance, who can think without joy of that tender branch of the cedar which is to be planted by God in the mountain of the height of Israel, which shall grow so exceedingly that all fowl of every wing shall...

Ezekiel 47:8

Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts

Dec 2 THE promises of this verse will be exceedingly sweet to those who feel their personal need of them; but those who boast that they are neither sick nor wounded will take no interest in this comfortable word. Those who are charmed with themselves will see no charm in the beloved Physician. I have heard of certain hungry travellers, who were lost in the wilderness, and came upon a bag which...

Jeremiah 30:17

The Philosophy of Promise

Jun 29 GOD has often foretold things to come by the lips of his prophets. I need not give you even a single specimen of the multitudes of instances in which events which could not have been guessed at, which indeed were highly improbable and unlikely, were nevertheless foretold by the Spirit of God through the prophets, and actually came to pass. The Lord claims this as a proof of his Godhead;...

Isaiah 42:9

Obtaining Promises

Feb 16       THE promises of God are to the believer an inexhaustible mine of wealth. Happy is it for him if he knows how to search out their secret veins and enrich himself with their hid treasures. They are to him an armoury containing all manner of offensive and defensive weapons. Blessed is he who has learned to enter into the sacred arsenal, to put on the breastplate and the...

Hebrews 11:33

"As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be"

Aug 22      BELOVED, IT SEEMS A SAD THING that every day must die and be followed by a night. When we have seen the hills clad with verdure to their summit, and the seas laving their base with a silver glory; when we have stretched our eye faraway, and have seen the widening prospect full of loveliness and beauty we have felt sad that the sunlight should ever set upon...

Deuteronomy 33:25