Resources by Warning

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!

WE do not quite know who these inhabitants of Dedan were, but in all probability they were some Arabian tribe or tribes. Perhaps they were descendants of Keturah. This Arabian tribe probably dwelt in the rock city of Petra, and were mingled with the Edomites. The prophet warned them that God was about to destroy the Edomites: “For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bozrah shall become...

Jeremiah 49:8

The Sermon of the Seasons

Mar 14 OUR Saviour constantly taught the people by parables, and I think he would have his ministers do the same. The condition of things just now, both as to weather and business, furnishes a very plain and instructive parable which it would not be wise to pass over. Every morning when we wake we hope for a change of wind, a glimpse of the sun, and the end of the frost;...

Genesis 8:22

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believers Heart

Dec 18 WHAT a charming sentence! Can you say it? Only five words, but what meaning! Huge volumes of poetry have appeared from Chaucer even to Tennyson; but it seems to me that the essence of poetry lies hid in a marvellously condensed form within these few words. It shall take you many an hour to suck out all their sweetness. There is an almost inconceivable depth of meaning in them: and...

Micah 7:7

To-day! To-day! To-day!

Aug 1 THIS Psalm is a burst of praise. It resounds with the joyful noise of hearty thanksgiving unto Jehovah, and yet ere it closes you hear the solemn tones of exhortation to men to hearken to the voice of their God. Alas, that it should be true, but true it is, that the Canaanite still dwells in the midst of Israel. In every gathering of the faithful there is an admixture...

Psalm 95:7-8

Plain Words with the Careless

Oct 12 IF we understand these words to be the exclamation of the evil spirit which tormented this poor demonian, they are very natural words, and one can very readily understand them, for the presence of Christ is such a great torment to the prince of evil, that he might well cry out, “Art thou come to torment us before our time?” If we would put Satan to rout, we have only...

Luke 8:28

The Shrill Trumpet of Admonition

Jul 20 FOR a considerable season the country of Moab had been free from the inroads of war and the terrors of pestilence. The nation had, therefore, become so conceitedly secure, that the Lord said, “We have heard the pride of Moab (he is exceeding proud), his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.” The people became vain, hectoring, and boastful, and mocked at their afflicted...

Jeremiah 48:11, 12

Tender Words of Terrible Apprehension

Nov 4      MANY of God’s ministers have been accused of taking pleasure in preaching upon this terrible subject of “the wrath to come” We were, indeed, strange beings if so doleful a subject could afford us any comfort. I should count myself to be infinitely less than a man, if it did not cause me more pain in delivering myself of the impending sentence of condemnation, than it can possibly...

Psalm 9:17

The Warning Neglected

Nov 29 In all worldly things, men are always enough awake to understand their own interests. There is scarce a merchant who reads the paper, who does not read it in some way or other, with a view to his own personal concerns. If he finds that by the rise or fall of the markets, he will be either a gainer or loser, that part of the day's news will be the most...

Ezekiel 33:5

False Professors Solemnly Warned

Aug 24      Paul was the very model of what a Christian minister should be. He was a watchful shepherd over the flock; he did not simply preach to them, and consider that he had done all his duty when he had delivered his message; but his eyes were always upon the Churches, marking their spiritual welfare, their growth in grace, or their declension in godliness. He was the unsleeping guardian of their...

Philippians 3:18-19

A Caution to the Presumptuous

May 13      It is a singular fact, but nevertheless most certain, that the vices are the counterfeits of virtues. Whenever God sends from the mint of heaven a precious coin of genuine metal, Satan will imitate the impress, and utter a vile production of no value. God gives love; it is his nature and his essence. Satan also fashioneth a thing which he calls love, but it is lust. God bestows...

1 Corinthians 10:12