Resources by Servants

The Dromedaries

The last words are the text for this occasion.      From the whole passage you will see that the kingdom of Israel under the sway of Solomon was a fair type of the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps it most exactly describes his future dominion, in the long-expected glory of the latter days. The present state of the church may be compared to the reign of David, splendid...

1 Kings 4:20-28

Unprofitable Servants

Jun 6 THERE is a narrow path between indifference and morbid sensibility. Some men seem to feel no holy anxiety: they place their Master’s talent in the earth, leave it there, and take their pleasure and their ease without a moment’s compunction. Others profess to be so anxious to be right that they come to the conclusion that they can never be so, and fall under a horror of God, viewing his...

Luke 25:30

The Teaching of Foot-Washing

Oct 12 IT seems to me that the true text of this enacted sermon of the footwashing is to be found in the first verse of the chapter: “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Our Lord washed the feet of his disciples to show that to the last moment of his intercourse with them he was full of the deepest and truest love...

John 13:3-5

Our Motto

Jul 20 THIS sentence was expressly addressed, in the first place, to “servants,” which term includes, and first of all intends, those who unhappily were slaves. There were many slaves in the Roman Empire, and the form of bondage which then existed was of the bitterest kind. I can imagine a slave becoming a Christian and so finding peace as to his former guilt, and obtaining renewal of heart; and then, although...

Ephesians 6:7

Our Change of Masters

Jul 6 MAN was made to rule. In the divine original he was intended for a king, who should have dominion over the beasts of the field, and the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea. He was designed to be the lord-lieutenant of this part of creation, and the form of his body and the dignity of his countenance betoken it. He walks erect among the animals, while...

Romans 6:18

All for Jesus

Nov 29 THE gospel does not barely supply us with directions for holy living but furnishes us with reasons for obedience, and tells us where to find the power to obey. Hence in the commencement of this chapter, before the apostle comes to any practical exhortation, he reminds us of our position and privileges. He bids us remember who and what we are as believers in Christ, that we may act accordingly....

Colossians 3:24

Harvest Men Wanted

Aug 17 THE circumstances under which our Lord uttered these words are instructive. He saw the people thronging him whenever he stood up to preach, and he perceived that the regular instructors of the people, those who thought that they were commissioned to teach the nation, were many of them leading them into error, and the rest were either shamefully neglecting their duty, or were performing it without heart, zeal, or even...

Matthew 9:37, 38; 10:1

Serving the Lord

Aug 15 THE harmony of Scripture is admirable. Everything is proportionate and balanced. He who weighed the mountains in scales has had a clear eye to the adjustment of truth in his word. Within these pages you find a sufficiency of doctrine, for it is the basis of practice; you read abundance of promise, for it is the support of perseverance; but you meet also with frequency of precept, for it is...

Romans 12:11

Christ's Servant- His Duty, and Reward

Aug 3      How many persons are of the religion of the Greeks who are mentioned in this chapter! They would see Jesus, but they would not serve him. Impelled by curiosity they would know somewhat of this matter; they would investigate the claims of Christ to the Messiahship and they would consider the special truths by which he professes to illuminate the world, but beyond this they would not venture....

John 7:26