Word of God

How to Read the Bible

January 1, 1970

How to Read the Bible   "Have ye not read?...Have ye not read?...If ye had known what this meaneth."—Matthew 12:3-7.   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 …


The Word of a King

January 1, 1970

The Word of a King   “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” — Ecclesiastes viii. 4.   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 …


The Burden of the Word of the Lord


The Burden of the Word of the Lord   “The burden of the word of the Lord.”— Malachi i. 1.   THE prophets of old were no triflers. They did not run about as idle tellers of tales, but they carried a burden. Those who at this time speak in the name of the Lord, if they are indeed …


A Lesson and a Fortune for Christian Men of Business

January 24, 1886

A Lesson and a Fortune for Christian men of Business   “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”— Hebrews xiii. 5.   THE apostle warns us against a tendency very natural to our race. “Let your conversation be without …


The Looking-Glass

July 5, 1885

The Looking-Glass   “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth …


Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

December 27, 1874

RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH   “Rightly dividing the word of truth.”— 2 Timothy ii. 15   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. …

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Infallibility – Where to Find It and How to Use It

December 20, 1874

Infallibility - Where to Find It and How to Use It   “It is written.” — Matthew iv. 4.   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 …


The Claims of God

October 11, 1874

The Claims of God “Know ye that the Lord, he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; wo are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord …


The Secret Food and the Public Name


The Secret Food and the Public Name   “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of Hosts.” — Jeremiah xv. 16.   JEREMIAH had been greatly persecuted for his faithfulness in delivering the word …


An Immovable Foundation

May 13, 1866

AN IMMOVABLE FOUNDATION.   "If the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” — Psalm 11:3.   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 …