A Refreshing Promise

January 1, 1970

A Refreshing Promise    “I will water it every moment”— Isaiah xxvii. 3.   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 …

The Modern Dead Sea, and the Living Water

July 19, 1885

The Modern Dead Sea, and the Living Water   “The waters shall be healed.”— Ezekiel xlvii. 8.   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 …


Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts

December 2, 1883

Blessed Promises for Dying Outcasts   “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom, no man seeketh after.”— Jeremiah xxx. 17.   THE promises of this verse will be exceedingly sweet to those who feel their personal need …


The Philosophy of Promise

June 29, 1879

The Philosophy of Promise    “New things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” — Isaiah xlii. 9.   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 …


Obtaining Promises

February 16, 1862

Obtaining Promises   “ Who through faith obtained promises.”— Hebrews 11:33        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 …


“As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be”

August 22, 1858

"As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be" "As thy days, so shall thy strength be;"—Deuteronomy 33:25 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 …