Sin

The Danger of Unconfessed Sin

Oct 29

The Danger of Unconfessed Sin   “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.” — Psalm xxxii. 3.   IT is well known that in ordinary cases grief which is kept within the bosom grows more and more intense. It is a very great relief to shed tears; it gives a vent …

Psalms:32:3

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Jan 01

Am I My Brother's Keeper?   “Am I my brother’s keeper?”— Genesis iv. 9.   To what a shameful pitch of presumptuous impudence had Cain arrived when he could thus insult the Lord God. If it had not been on record in the page of inspiration, we might almost have doubted whether a man could speak so impudently when …

Genesis:4:9

Sin Subdued

Jan 01

Sin Subdued   “He will subdue our iniquities.”— Micah vii. 19.   BUT lately I tuned my harp to the music of forgiven sin, and we sang of pardon bought with blood, finding our key-note in the words of David, — “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” It was a sweet subject to all our hearts, for we all have …

Micah:7:19

An Indictment with Four Counts

Jan 01

An Indictment with Four Counts   “She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God.”— Zephaniah iii. 2.   FOUR heavy counts of a terrible indictment against Jerusalem and the Jewish people. Is it not sad to reflect that Jerusalem was the city of the great …

Zephaniah:3:2

The Deceitfulness of Sin

Feb 16

The Deceitfulness of Sin    “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” — Hebrews iii. 13.   SIN is the greatest evil in the universe. It is the parent of all other ills. All manner of evils draw their bitterness from this fount of …

Hebrews:3:13

The Great Sin of Doing Nothing.

Aug 05

THE GREAT SIN OF DOING NOTHING.   “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.” — Numbers xxxii. 23.   THERE are many dear friends engaged in business who can only reach the Tabernacle in time for the middle of the service, and therefore …

Numbers:32:23

Hideous Discovery

Jul 25

Hideous Discovery   “And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” — Mark vii. …

Mark:7:20-23

Death and Life: The Wage and the Gift

Nov 01

Death and Life: The Wage and the Gift   “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”— Romans vi. 23.   IN the fifth chapter of this Epistle, Paul had shown at considerable length our justification from sin through the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Our …

Romans:6:23

Cords and Cart-Ropes

Dec 14

Cords and Cart-Ropes   “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope.”— Isaiah v. 18.   THE text begins with “Woe;” but when we get a woe in this book of blessings it is sent as a warning, that we may escape from woe. God’s woes are better …

Isaiah:5:18

The Works of the Devil Destroyed

Jul 01

The Works of the Devil Destroyed   “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”— 1 John iii. 8.   IN this chapter John makes a sharp and clear division of mankind into two classes. He gives not even the slightest hint that there is, or ever was, or …

1 John:3:8