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The Blessings of Following On

I MUST first remove the mouldy piece from the text, and that is the word “if,” which has no sort of business here whatever. You notice that the translators put it in italics, to intimate to us that it was no word of God, but one of their own words which they thought necessary to complete the sense. We might read— and we should be far nearer the sense— “Then...

Hosea 6:3

The Blessing of the High Priest

Oct 26 THE Lord has blessed his people, and he would have them know it. He has blessed them with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, and it is his wish that they should experience the fulness of this blessedness. Are any of the Lord’s people without a sense of his blessing? It is not the will of God that you should continue in this low condition. If you...

Numbers 6:22-27

Blessing for Blessing

Oct 26 GOD blesses us; let us bless him. I pray that every heart here may take its own part in this service of praise. “O thou, my soul, bless God the Lord, And all that in me is, Be stirred up his holy name  To magnify and bless!” Sit in your seats, and keep on blessing God from the first word of the sermon to the...

Ephesians 1:3-4

Three Blessings of the Heavenly Charter

Jun 16 IT is well sometimes to sit down, and take a grateful review of all that God has done for us, and with us, from our first day until now. We must not be like hogs under the oak, that eat the acorns, but never thank the tree, or the Lord who made it to grow. We must not receive the dew, and yet never think of the heaven from which...

Job 10:12

The Whole-heartedness of God in Blessing His People

Jul 29 WE cannot help looking for the restoration of the scattered Israelites to the land which God has given to them by a covenant of salt: we also look for the time when they shall believe in the Messiah whom they have rejected, and shall rejoice in Jesus of Nazareth, whom to-day they despise. There is great encouragement in prophecy to those who work among the seed of Israel; and it...

Jeremiah 32:41

Marvellous! Marvellous!

Oct 28 GOD sent his servant Zechariah with a promise that Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that it should enjoy a time of great peace and prosperity. Instead of men being slain in battle in the prime of their days, old men and old women were to dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, “every man with his staff in his hand for very age”: and whereas war had often cut off the...

Zechariah 8:6

Verily, Verily

Jan 29 THE words “Verily, verily,” as they were solemnly used by our divine Lord, indicate an utterance of special importance. If Jesus says, “Verily, verily,” there is something coming to which we should attend with all our hearts. The subject which he thus introduces is our possession of eternal life, and our being delivered from condemnation by faith in himself. Can any theme be more important? Many questions may be asked,...

John 5:24

Rivers of Water in a Dry Place

Jul 11 I SUPPOSE it must be conceded that the surface sense of this passage refers to Hezekiah and to other good kings who were the means of great blessing to the declining kingdom of Judah. We can scarcely be thankful enough for a righteous government. If for a few years we could feel the yoke of despotism we should better appreciate the joys of freedom. In the prophecy before us very...

Isaiah 32:2

Without Money and Without Price

Mar 8 THE spiritual blessings promised and provided in the gospel comprise all that man can need. They are described in the chapter before us as “water” refreshing and cleansing— the “water of life,” whereof if a man drink he shall never thirst again. They are next described as “wine” the wine of joy, exhilarating, comforting, “making glad the heart of man a wine in which is no woe, but fulness of...

Isaiah 55:1

The Lord Blessing His Saints

Sep 26 We would reply, first, that they are a people whom God has blessed because he willed to do so. He has given us no other reason, as the first cause of their being blessed, but the fact that he is good, and that he is sovereign in the distribution of his grace. If you search to the very bottom of things you hear a voice proclaiming these words, “I will...

Psalm 115:15