Truth

No Illusion

Jan 01

No Illusion   “And wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision."—Acts 12:9.   FANCY, not fact! a dream! a delusion! That would be the world's estimate of the most blessed Christian experience. “Fanaticism” is the name by which they call it. But call it by whatever name ye …

Acts:12:9

The Eternal Truth of God

Jan 01

The Eternal Truth of God   “His truth endureth to all generations.” — Psalm c. 5.   IT was very solemn work this morning to lay bare the sin of unbelief. It was the burden of the Lord to him who had to speak, and it could have been but very small pleasure to those who had to listen …

Psalms:100:5

Truthfulness

Jan 01

TRUTHFULNESS.   “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth?” — Jeremiah v. 3.   THE allusion is not to doctrinal truth, or truth in the abstract, but to practical truth as it should exist in the hearts and lives of men. It might be read “O Lord, are not thine eyes upon truthfulness?” or “upon faithfulness?” The …

Jeremiah:5:3

Truth Stranger than Fiction

May 30

Truth Stranger than Fiction   “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten.”—Joel ii. 25. LOST years can never be restored literally. Time once past is gone for ever. Let no man make any mistake about this, or trifle with the present moment under any notion that the flying hour will ever wing …

Joel:2:25

The Substance of True Religion

May 15

The Substance of True Religion    “But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?”— Job xix. 28.   You will always understand a passage of Scripture better if you carefully attend to its connection. The habit of picking out portions from the Bible and separating them from their context …

Job:19:28

Holy Water

Nov 08

Holy Water   “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” — John iv. 14.   ALL things that are of earth are unsatisfactory. Our spirit craveth for something more than time and …

John:4:14

Purging Out the Leaven

Dec 11

Purging Out the Leaven   “Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with did leaven, neither with the leaven of …

1 Corinthians:5:6-8

A Hearer in Disguise

Jul 31

A Hearer in Disguise   “And it was so, when Ahijah heard tho sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.”—1 Kings 14:6.   AHIJAH the prophet was blind. Did I …

1 Kings:14:6

A Bad Excuse is Worse than None

Jul 03

A Bad Excuse is Worse than None   “And they all with one consent began to make excuse.”—Luke 14:18.   THE provisions of the gospel of Christ may well be compared to a supper, provided, as they were, in the evening of the world—“in these last days.” The description, “a great supper,” is well borne out if we consider …

Luke:14:18

Tell It All

Jun 14

Tell It All   “But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him ail the truth.”— Mark 5:33.   JESUS was pressing through the throng to the house of Jairus to raise the ruler's dead daughter; but he is so profuse in goodness that he works another …

Mark:5:33