Warning

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!

Jan 01

Dwell Deep, O Dedan!   “Dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan.” — Jeremiah xlix. 8.   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 …

Jeremiah:49:8

The Sermon of the Seasons

Mar 14

The Sermon of the Seasons   “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”— Genesis viii. 22.   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 …

Genesis:8:22

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believers Heart

Dec 18

A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believer’s Heart   “My God will hear me.” — Micah vii. 7.   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 …

Micah:7:7

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

Aug 01

To-day! To-day! To-day!   “To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart.”— Psalm xcv. 7, 8.   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 …

Psalms:95:7-8

Plain Words with the Careless

Oct 13

Plain Words with the Careless   “When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God Most High? I beseech thee torment me not.” — Luke 8:28.   IF we understand these words to be the exclamation of the …

Luke:8:28

The Shrill Trumpet of Admonition

Jul 21

The Shrill Trumpet of Admonition   “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that …

Jeremiah:48:11-12

Tender Words of Terrible Apprehension

Nov 04

Tender Words of Terrible Apprehension   "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."— Psalm 9:17        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 …

Psalms:9:17

The Warning Neglected

Nov 29

The Warning Neglected   "He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him."—Ezekiel 33:5        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 …

Ezekiel:33:5

False Professors Solemnly Warned

Aug 24

False Professors Solemnely Warned   "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things."—Philippians 3:18-19        Paul was the very …

Philippians:3:18-19

A Caution to the Presumptuous

May 13

A Caution to the Presumptuous   "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." —1 Cor. 10:12        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, …

1 Corinthians:10:12