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The Principle Wheat

Aug 25 THE whole passage runs on this wise: “Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in...

Isaiah 28:25

What the Farm Laborers Can Do and What They Cannot Do

Jun 12 LAST Lord’s-day morning our subject was the labourers upon God’s farm and their great Master; and then we tried to show how far human agency was necessary in the work of the gospel. We also saw how thoroughly all holy results depend upon God, for neither he that soweth nor he that watereth is anything, but God who giveth the increase. We have much the same subject this morning, only...

Mark 4:26-29

Farm Laborers

Jun 5 IN all ages since the Fall there has been a tendency in the human heart to forget God, and get away from him. Idolatry has been the sin of all nations, including God’s favoured people, the Jews, and including certain persons who call themselves Christians, and yet make idols out of crosses and images. This vicious principle of ignoring God, and setting up something between our minds and our Creator,...

1 Corinthians 3:6-9

The Seed Upon Stony Ground

Sep 14 THE gospel seed, according to the parable, falls upon all kinds of soil. Some of its precious grains drop upon the hard pathway, some upon the rock, some amongst the thorns, and only a portion, perhaps a smaller proportion than one in four, falls upon good ground, in which it finds a congenial abiding-place. The preacher, therefore, will not meet with unmixed success in all directions. He may look for...

Mark 4:5, 6

Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping

Apr 25 THE whole of our life we are sowing; in activity, in suffering, in thought, in word, we are always scattering imperishable seed. Some sow amidst laughter and merriment — they sow unto the lusts of the flesh, and shall of the flesh reap corruption. Theirs is easy work, and suitable to their inclinations; all around them siren songs cheer them in the fields of transgression, as they go forth with...

Psalm 126:6