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The Singular Origin of a Christian Man

Mar 22 THIS text is written by the apostle as a reason why salvation cannot be a thing of human merit: “not of works, lest any man should boast, for we are his workmanship.” The for indicates an argument. It is a conclusive reason why salvation cannot be by our good works, because even when we have an abundance of the best of works, they are far more due to God than...

Ephesians 2:10

With the King for His Work

Nov 1 ALL labour is honourable. No man ever needs to be ashamed of an honest calling. Whether a potter or a gardener, or whatever else his occupation may be, the workman need never blush at the craft or toil by which he earns his honest wage. “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,” belongs to us all. The sluggard may well be ashamed of his sloth, not the...

1 Chronicles 4:23

The Spur

Jul 31 IF this ninth chapter of John is intended to be a continuation of the history contained in the eighth, as we think it is, it brings before us a very extraordinary fact. You will observe in the eighth chapter that our Lord was about to be stoned by the Jews; he therefore withdrew himself from the circle of his infuriated foes, and passed through the crowd, not I think in...

John 9:4

Work in Us and Work by Us

Feb 6 THE apostle Paul could very truthfully assert that he laboured and agonised. When the Holy Spirit had anointed the apostles, they all became ardent enthusiasts for the spread of the Redeemer’s kingdom. Having the whole world committed to them that they might enlighten it, they laboured most ardently each one in his sphere to spread abroad the truth of the gospel; but the apostle of the Gentiles laboured more abundantly...

Colossians 1:29

Our Life, Our Work, and Our Change

Aug 4 JOB was well nigh driven to desperation by the fearful torment of his bodily pains, by the exasperating remarks of his friends, and the cutting suggestion of his wife. It is no wonder if he became somewhat impatient. Never were words of complaint more excusable than in the sad case of Job when he cried, “O that thou wouldst hide me in the gravel” Everything that could make life bearable...

Job 14:14

Work

Mar 21 You observe that a very speculative question had been put to our Lord, and his answer to that very speculative question is, “I must work” His disciples wished to know something about the mysterious fact, that some persons are born in an unhappy condition — blind, or deaf, or dumb — on what account they were sent into the world under such disadvantageous circumstances. Would you not yourselves like to...

John 9:4