Quiet Musing!

Jan 01

Quiet Musing!   “While I was musing the fire burned."— Psalm 39:3.   OUR subject this evening will not stand in need of much preface. The Psalm may teach us that there are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. The company of sinners was a grief to David's soul, and because their …


Consider Before You Fight

Jan 01

Consider Before You Fight   “What king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.”—Luke …


Thinking and Turning

Jul 05

Thinking and Turning   “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.”— Psalm cxix. 69.   ALMOST every phase of spiritual life is depicted in the Psalms, but we shall not always find in them the interpretation of those deep exercises of soul with which the believer grows familiar. We must look to the New …


Counting the Cost

Feb 22

Counting the Cost   “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build, …


Trust in God-True Wisdom

May 12

Trust in God-True Wisdom    “He that handleth a matter wisely shall fl good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” — Proverbs 16:20.        WISDOM is man’s true path — that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which, therefore, gives to him the richest enjoyment, and the fullest play …


A Wise Desire

Jul 08

A Wise Desire   "He shall choose our inheritance for us."—Psalm 47:4        The Christian is always pleased and delighted when he can see Christ in the Scriptures. If he can but detect the footstep of his lord, and discover that the sacred writers are making some reference to him, however indistinct or dark he will rejoice there …