Unbelief

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ

Jan 01

Why Men Cannot Believe in Christ   “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” — John v. 44.   OUR Saviour was addressing himself to Pharisees, who would not receive him, and who, no doubt, pleaded that they could not believe on him. They had just …

John:5:44

Folly of Unbelief

Aug 28

Folly of Unbelief   “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.”— Luke xxiv. 25.   THE two disciples who walked to Emmaus and conversed together, and were sad, were true believers. We may not judge men by their occasional feelings. The possession of gladness is no clear …

Luke:24:25

Unbelief Condemned and Faith Commended

Jun 08

UNBELIEF CONDEMNED AND FAITH COMMENDED.   “They are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.” Deuteronomy xxxii. 20. “Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust.” — Psalm xl. 4.   THESE two texts will serve to show the different estimate which God has of unbelief and of faith. He says of unbelievers, in my …

Deuteronomy:32:20

Mistrust of God Deplored and Denounced

Oct 05

Mistrust of God Deplored and Denounced    “How long will it be ere they believe me?”— Numbers xiv. 11.   THE children of Israel were very prone to unbelief. They wanted something visible to worship and to trust: they could not learn the lesson of faith in the One great Invisible, and hence they were one day bowing before …

Numbers:14:11

Beware of Unbelief

Jun 06

Beware of Unbelief   "Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, it the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof."—2 Kings 7:2.   The people of Samaria had cast off …

2 Kings:7:2

The Sad Wonder

Jun 12

The Sad Wonder   “And he marvelled because of their unbelief.”— Mark vi. 6.   THAT Jesus marvelled was in itself a marvel. We never read that either science or art, nature or providence, excited his wonder. We do not find that he marvelled at the grandeur of the temple, although his disciples were evidently wonder-struck, for they said, …

Mark:6:6

A Word with Those Who Wait for Signs and Wonders

Oct 31

A Word with Those Who Wait for Signs and Wonders   “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign.” — Luke xi. 20.   READING the Old Testament, we observe that the Lord in the olden time condescendingly gave signs to his servants, when he saw that it would be for their good. Moses, when he was called …

Luke:11:29

A Preacher from the Dead

Jul 26

A Preacher from the Dead   "And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead."—Luke 16:31        Man is very loath to think ill of himself. The most of mankind are very prone to indulge in apologies for sin. They say, "If …

Luke:16:31

The Sin of Unbelief

Jan 14

The Sin of Unbelief   "And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes but shalt not eat thereof"—2 Kings 7:19        One wise man may deliver a whole city; …

2 Kings:7:19