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The Word of a King

KINGS in Solomon’s day had a vast amount of power, for their word was absolute. They did according to their own will, and none could check them; for, as Solomon said, “the king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.” When such a monarch happened to be wise and good, it was a great blessing to the people; for...

Ecclesiastes 8:4

The Secret Food and the Public Name

JEREMIAH had been greatly persecuted for his faithfulness in delivering the word of God. He tells us the reason for his continuance in a work which brought him so sorrowful a reward. He gives us to understand that he had been faithful in delivering God’s word, because that word had been overpoweringly precious to his own soul. He could not do otherwise than speak the truth, because that truth had...

Jeremiah 15:16

How to Read the Bible

The scribes and Pharisees were great readers of the law. They studied the sacred books continually, poring over each word and letter. They made notes of very little importance, but still very curious notes—as to which was the middle verse of the entire old Testament, which verse was halfway to the middle, and how many times such a word occurred, and even how many times a letter occurred, and the...

Matthew 12:3-7

A Lesson and a Fortune for Christian Men of Business

Jan 24 THE apostle warns us against a tendency very natural to our race. “Let your conversation be without covetousness.” I am afraid that the precept is even more wanted now than in the days of the apostle. We are still more sharp and keen in competition, and men in trade are even more anxious to accumulate money than they were in apostolic times. It is not easy for a man to...

Hebrews 13:5

The Looking-Glass

Jul 5 LAST Sabbath-day I tried to show the right way of hearing the Word of God. We spoke of how to behave before sermon, at sermon, and after sermon. May God grant that the word which I then spoke may continue in your minds, and bring forth good fruit! At this time I shall draw a distinction between the true and blessed hearer of the Word, and the person who misses...

James 1:23-25

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Dec 27 TIMOTHY was to divide rightly the word of God. This every Christian minister must do if he would make full proof of his ministry, and if he would be clear of the blood of his hearers at the last great day. Of the whole twenty years of my printed sermons, I can honestly say that this has been my aim— rightly to divide the word of truth. Wherein I have...

2 Timothy 2:15

Infallibility - Where to Find It and How to Use It

Dec 20 THOUGHTFUL minds anxiously desire some fixed point of belief. The old philosopher wanted a fulcrum for his lever, and believed that if he could only obtain it he could move the world. It is uncomfortable to be always at sea; we would fain discover terra firma, and plant our foot upon a rock. We cannot rest till we have found out something which is certain, sure, settled, decided, and no...

Matthew 4:4

The Claims of God

Oct 11 BRETHREN, it is a trick of Satan to call off our minds from the most important and vital matters by the suggestion of trivial considerations. When the best blessings are asking for our acceptance he will bring the most trifling things into our minds; he will fill our eyes with dust to prevent our looking to the brazen serpent for healing. From the preaching of Jesus he endeavoured to distract...

Psalm 100:3-5

An Immovable Foundation

May 13 WE are walking along through the vineyard of this psalm, plucking the clusters on the right hand and on the left, when suddenly, with a tremendous roar, the “if” of our text, like a young lion leaps out upon us. What shall we do with it? Let us play the man, like Samson, and rend it as though it were a kid, and doubtless we shall find honey in it,...

Psalm 11:3

Thus Saith the Lord:

Sep 25 THE wise man saith, “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” What power must there be where there is the word of the King of kings who ruleth over all! We are not left to conjecture as to the power of the divine Word, for we know that “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath...

Ezekiel 6:5