Reading: “He shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” —John 16:14 Some people are at a loss to understand how the Holy Ghost makes application of Jesus and His benefits to His people. Hence they ask, how am I to know that the righteousness of Jesus and [...]
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Reading: “And they said one to another, did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”—Luke 24:32 Should we not do this now as the disciples of Jesus did then—to speak of Jesus and with Jesus by the way? The Lord’s [...]
Reading: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”—1 Timothy 1:15 This is the faithful saying of a faithful God. Surely, then, we should look well to it, for it is for our good. And if it be worthy of all acceptation, it must [...]
Reading: And he shewed me Joshua, the high priest, standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, the Lord rebuke thee, 0 Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem, rebuke thee. Is not this a brand plucked out of [...]
Reading: “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”—Romans 5:21 Contemplate of the two united sources of joy in this verse: the Father’s eternal purpose in grace and the everlasting efficacy and infinite value of Jesus’ righteousness, to eternal life. None [...]
Reading: “They shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.”—Isaiah 19:20 Notice the sweet encouragement contained in these words. Here is a cry of the soul and it is directed to the Lord. There is a cry of nature under [...]
Reading: “But for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.” —Genesis 2:20 Mark what is here said, for sure it is a sweet scripture. Amidst all the works of God, “there was not one that could be found an help meet for man.” The inferior creatures could indeed minister to his bodily comfort, [...]
Reading: “What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?” —Esther 6:6 Ask yourself, Christian, what shall be done to the God-man (Christ) whom Jehovah, the King of kings, delights to honour? John saw and heard the innumerable multitude chanting salvation to God and the Lamb. If I look for an [...]
Reading: “Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.”—Isaiah 65:8 It is blessed to trace our mercies to the fountainhead, and to find [...]
Reading: “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.”—John 10:17 Mark the precious reason which Jesus gives for the love of His Father. God the Father not only loves God the Son, as God, one with Him in nature and in all divine perfections; but [...]